the latest in medical research to help you stay healthy
Thérèse Henkin provides a review of recent discoveries and new developments.
In the war against cancer, medical experts have discovered that bacteria that cause food poisoning could be an effective weapon. The latest development in a field of cancer treatment called “bacteriotherapy” has found that a genetically-altered form of salmonella will attack tumour cells but leave healthy cells alone. In experiments on mice, a modified version of salmonella reduced the size of tumours and also helped guide the recipient’s immune system to better attack cancer cells.