This Genetically Modified Salmonella Destroys Brain Cancer
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This Genetically Modified Salmonella Destroys Brain Cancer

Scientists are trying to use modified salmonella, a bacteria that typically causes food poisoning, to treat a deadly form of brain cancer. What Exactly Is Food Poisoning? - https://youtu.be/nyplH6fUBDQ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: Glioblastoma Multiforme http://philanthropy.milkeninstitute.org/glioblastoma-multiforme/ "Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive malignant brain tumor involving glial cells of the brain. The prognosis for GBM patients is very poor, with a median survival time of approximately 14.6 months. There are quite a few areas of promising clinical research that could serve as the tipping point toward extending survival in GBM patients and potentially pave the way to a cure." Tumor-Seeking Salmonella Treats Brain Tumors https://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/tumor-seeking-salmonella-treats-brain-tumors "Biomedical engineers at Duke University have recruited an unlikely ally in the fight against the deadliest form of brain cancer-a strain of salmonella that usually causes food poisoning. Clinicians sorely need new treatment approaches for glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer." Genetically Modified Bacteria Could Prevent Obesity http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/genetically-modified-bacteria-could-prevent-obesity/ "At this point, there aren't even very many FDA-approved medications that effectively treat obesity and related metabolic diseases. However, a group of researchers led by Sean Davies of Vanderbilt University have genetically altered bacteria that reside in the gut, and have been shown to prevent weight gain, even over a month after the treatment ended." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos daily. Watch More DNews on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/show/dnews/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev
Korean scientists modify food poisoning bacteria to fight cancer
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Korean scientists modify food poisoning bacteria to fight cancer

식중독 일으키는 '살모넬라'…암세포 죽인다 Salmonella is known as a harmful bacteria that causes most cases of food poisoning. Now, the bad could be turned into something good, as researchers from Korea have modified the bacteria to attack cancer cells. Oh Jung-hee has the details. Salmonella, known to cause food poisoning, enters the body easily and multiplies inside cells. Taking advantage of such characteristics, scientists in Korea have modified the bacteria to target cancer cells. A harmless version of salmonella was genetically engineered to secrete Flagellin B. When injected, the modified bacteria still tried to infect the body,... triggering a powerful immune response against cancer cells. "The bacteria breeds inside tumors and gets the immune system's attention. The Flagellin B protein makes the immune system more aggressive against cancer cells." The scientists injected the modified bacteria into mice with human colon cancer, and found that 11 of the 20 mice had no signs of cancerous tissue at all after 120 days. The control group of mice, which were infected with the bacteria that did not secrete Flagellin B, succumbed to their cancers throughout the experiment. After additional animal testing, the team plans to run clinical trials with human subjects to see whether the method can be used as a safe, effective anticancer therapy. Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld