Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Common Virus May Help Kill Cancer: Infection is harmless to healthy cells, study finds

06/21/2005 Reuters
A common virus that is harmless to people can destroy cancerous cells in the body and might be developed into a new cancer therapy, U.S. researchers said Tuesday. The virus, called adeno-associated virus type 2, or AAV-2, infects an estimated 80 percent of the population...

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

U-M scientists use folic acid as bait to get methotrexate inside tumor cells

Cancer Research 2005: 65 (12), June 15, 2005
University of Michigan scientists have created the nanotechnology equivalent of a Trojan horse to smuggle a powerful chemotherapeutic drug inside tumor cells – increasing the drug's cancer-killing activity and reducing its toxic side effects.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Many Breast Cancer Patients Struggle With Arm Swelling

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The cause is build-up of lymphatic fluid, a new study finds.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Chickens lay anti-cancer drugs in eggs

06/06/2005 Reuters

Investigators have developed genetically engineered hens that lay eggs containing high levels of anti-cancer antibodies. The feat demonstrates how the birds can be used as "pharmaceutical bioreactors" to make many other drugs, the British gene therapy company Oxford Biomedica announced on Friday.

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