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Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) a Potential Cure for Cancer?

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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 02:29 AM
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In a new project, researchers from LIFE -- the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen -- document that the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) plays a previously unknown dual role in the prevention of a number of cancers. The new findings show that the virus both kills cancer cells and stops the expression of the molecules which certain types of cancer cells produce to hide from the immune system.



Researchers believe the work is a major step towards better cancer treatment. The advance would enable the immune system to stop the development of cancer more effectively. In addition, it is possible to mutate the virus and adapt it to the relevant type of cancer. There is thus a potential for a future alternative to chemotherapy, tailored to the individual patient, says Skov.


Well this is interesting. A virus that kills cancer cells and stops certatin types of cancer from hiding from our immune systems. Plus, there are already trials being done with this virus in the US.


"The next step will be clinical trials in humans. Such trials are already being conducted in the USA," says Jensen


Im not sure how long these trials have been going on for. Hopefully these trials yield positive results.




posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 02:33 AM
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Wont be long before this research is suppressed like many of the other supposed cancer cures, not enough money in curing, just in keeping you dependent on meds.



 
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