Monday, November 29, 2010

Scorpion venom improves anti-brain cancer therapy

Scientists have found that an ingredient in the venom of the 'deathstalker' scorpion could help gene therapy become an effective treatment for brain cancer.

The substance allows therapeutic genes — genes that treat disease — to reach more brain cancer cells than current approaches, according to the study.

Miqin Zhang and colleagues note that gene therapy — the delivery of therapeutic genes into diseased cells — shows promise for fighting glioma, the most common and most serious form of brain cancer

Dr.Sanjay Mongia

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