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Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Serial killers" T-cells

Scientists at UPenn's Perelman School of Medicine may have found a cure for leukemia using lymphocte, or T-cells.  Modified with a harmless version of HIV, the genetically engineered T-cell seeks and destroys tumor cells.  Two of the three patients, with the third patient still improving, show no signs of leukemia.



Sources: Wikipedia; http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904823804576500490215152596.html; http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Killer+cells+erases+form+leukemia/5241504/story.html; http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/197042/20110812/leukemia-cancer-researchers-serial-killer-cell-treatment-michael-kalos.htm; http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/11/serial-killer-cells-can-target-leukemia-study-says/; http://www.acgtfoundation.org/; http://youtu.be/svXj4blltr8

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