Jun 2, 2016

Scientists trick body’s viral response to combat cancer

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German researchers on Wednesday presented a Trojan horse method of attacking cancer, sneaking virus impersonators into the human body to unleash an anti-tumour immune offensive.

Tested in only three people so far, the treatment claims to be the latest advance in immunotherapy, which aims to rouse the body’s own immune army against disease.

Made in the lab, this Trojan horse is composed of nanoparticles containing RNA—a form of genetic coding—enclosed by a fatty acid membrane.

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