Scientists genetically modified salmonella to eat cancerous tumors

Scientists genetically modified salmonella to eat cancerous tumors

Everybody hates food poisoning. If you could wave a magic wand and rid the Earth of it in an instant, you’d totally do it, right? Well, maybe not. Because as it turns out, a strain of food poisoning may just be our best ally in fighting an even worse enemy: Glioblastomas, aka one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer around. According to a new research project carried out by biomedical engineers at Duke University, the bacterium Salmonella typhimurium can be tweaked to turn a nasty bug into a veritable “cancer-seeking missile.”

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