Toxin-Loaded Stem Cells Hailed As The ‘Future’ of Cancer Therapy Developed in Laboratory

October 25, 2014 4:42 PM

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(Photo : Khalid Shah) Harvard scientists have successfully engineered stem cells to carry toxins that can kill cancer cells. In this image, toxin-carrying cells (in blue) are killing tumor cells (in green).

A group of Harvard scientists has successfully engineered toxin-loaded stem cells that are capable of killing brain tumors without damaging healthy cells or themselves, a study published in the journal STEM CELLS reported.

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