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New Weapons In The Fight Against Canine Cancer
2012-09-11 10:31:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two recent studies have shown real progress in killing cancer cells in dogs. The first study, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, reports that myxoma, a pox virus that affects rabbits but not humans, dogs or other vertebrates studied so far, infects several different types of canine cancer cells in cell culture while sparing healthy cells. The study adds to the evidence that viruses or modified viruses will emerge as...

2012-09-07 11:07:28

School of Medicine discovery is proving effective in overseas trials RSV, a virus that causes respiratory infections in infants and young children, selectively kills cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, researchers from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio said. Santanu Bose, Ph.D., of the School of Medicine, is the inventor on a pending U.S. patent of RSV as an oncolytic therapy. This represents a new use for the virus. Bandana...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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