Web Date: January 21, 2014
Attacking Cancer With Light-Controlled Bacteria?
As a possible new anticancer strategy, synthetic biologists have engineered bacteria to secrete a toxic protein that kills surrounding cells when exposed to blue or red light (ACS Synth. Biol. 2014, DOI: 10.1021/sb400174s). These bacteria could someday help doctors specifically attack cancer cells and limit damage to healthy ones, the researchers say.
Conventional cancer drugs often kill . . .
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