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Radioactive scorpion venom as brain cancer treatment

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d1k

posted on Jun, 29 2006 @ 12:59 AM
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Seems they have found a new weapon against a deadly form of brain cancer.


Scientists have discovered that a protein from the yellow Israeli scorpion attaches itself to glioma cells. Taking advantage of this natural attraction, researchers have been piggybacking the radioisotope iodine 131 into the diseased areas of the brain. Once the protein attaches to the malignant cells, the radioactive material kills the cancer, leaving the healthy parts of the brain untouched.


www.livescience.com...

[edit on 29-6-2006 by d1k]




posted on Jun, 29 2006 @ 09:14 AM
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Cool. At least this shows you that they are doing something with all that money they're asking for. But who on earth thought to use scorpion venom?



 
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