Saturday, November 11, 2006

Stem cells fend off lung cancer

Cancer vaccine harnesses similarities between embryos and tumours.

Embryonic stem cells, the controversial and versatile cells that seem able to do just about anything, have now expanded their repertoire into cancer prevention. A vaccine made from these cells shields mice against developing lung cancer.

The stem-cell injection protected 20 out of 25 mice from developing tumours, whereas tumours grew in all unvaccinated mice.


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