Wednesday, November 23, 2011

THE WAR ON BRAIN TUMOR


Another bit of health related information from Dr. Robert Brueck MD, Fort Myers Florida cosmetic surgeon.


More than 13,000 people die every year from a brain tumor known as glioblastoma.

According to a recent article in the journal, Molecular Therapy, scientists in Ohio utilized a herpes simplex virus type 2 and converted it into a “killer” virus. The virus was engineered to replicate in cells with high levels of restin which is found in malignant glioblastoma cells.

Mice treated with the “killer virus” were tumor free at 80 days while control mice died in about 20-53 days.

More studies are needed but so far – so good.


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