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Genetically Engineered Poliovirus Fights Brain Tumors

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May 22, 2001
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American Society For Microbiology
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What do you get when you cross a poliovirus with the virus that causes the common cold? An efficient mechanism for killing brain tumors, say scientists at Duke University, who have successfully used the genetically modified poliovirus to cure brain tumors in mice.

What do you get when you cross a poliovirus with the virus that causes the common cold? An efficient mechanism for killing brain tumors, say scientists at Duke University, who have successfully used the genetically modified poliovirus to cure brain tumors in mice. They report their results at the 101st General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.


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