Curing cancer with a shot of killer T-cells might really work1/4/2013
Think a simple shot that cures cancer is a pipe dream? It's not. Japanese researchers have successfully gathered hordes of cancer-fighting white blood cells, aka cytotoxic T-cells, that have the awesome ability to recognize cancer and attack it. Problem is, there aren't a whole lot of these naturally occurring cells around, so the scientists at the University of Tokyo and the Riken Research Centre ingeniously converted samples into stem cells, grew more, and then transformed them back into killer T-cells specifically engineered to target distinct diseases like skin cancer. Next step is to prove that when these powerful cells are injected back into humans, they'll stick to attacking tumors, not healthy cells. [Source]
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