DAVID GRANOVSKY

Stem cells “seek and destroy” cancer cells: Study

In SCIENCE & STEM CELLS on February 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Stem cells “seek and destroy” cancer cells: Study

BY JULIE STEENHUYSEN, REUTERS

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Genetically engineered stem cells from bone marrow showed promise as a potential new way to deliver a cancer-killing protein to tumors, British researchers said on Tuesday…

Experiments in cell cultures and in mice showed the adult stem cells -- a type known as mesenchymal stem cells -- could home in on cancer cells and deliver a lethal protein that attacked only the cancer while sparing normal healthy tissue.

Experiments in cell cultures and in mice showed the adult stem cells — a type known as mesenchymal stem cells — could home in on cancer cells and deliver a lethal protein that attacked only the cancer while sparing normal healthy tissue.

Photograph by: Darren Hauck, Getty Images

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