An Unlikely Ally

The hunt for alternatives to fight cancer has found an unlikely ally: salmonella.
 
The bacteria, responsible for sickening millions with food poisoning each year, has a unique ability to penetrate cell barriers and replicate inside its host. 
 
Scientists at the Cancer Research Center and the University of Missouri  developed a non-toxic strain to target cancer cells. In their study, published in PloS One, they injected a 50-year old strain of Salmonella into mice with prostate cancer. They hope that the results could lead to new treatments.
Source: University of Missouri

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