Soil bacterium helps kill cancers

By Archean
Sep 6, 2011
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    A bacterium found in soil is a showing promise as a way of delivering cancer drugs into tumours. Spores of the Clostridium sporogenes bacterium can grow within tumours because there is no oxygen. UK and Dutch scientists have been able to genetically engineer an enzyme into the bacteria to activate a cancer drug.

    It seems to be one of more promising ways to tackle cancers, hopefully something more useful will emerge from this research :)

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