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Genetics: Viruses Attack Cancer Stem Cells

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Photo: Consequences of oncolytic viruses [10/01/2013] Scientists at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) have successfully created oncolytic viruses which effectively target CD133-positive cancer stem cells to infect and kill them. In animal experiments, multiple tumour foci could be completely eradicated.Genetics: Viruses Attack Cancer Stem Cells - Read more

New Description: Measles Viral Protein Movement

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[10/01/2011] Researchers have shown that proteins on the surface of a cell twist a viral protein into position, allowing the virus to start infection and cause disease, all in a movement as graceful as a ballroom dance. New Description: Measles Viral Protein Movement - Read more

Vaccination: The Controversial Prick (Part 1)

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[15/05/2009] by Wiebke Heiss/MEDICA.de The opinions regarding vaccinations are very different: They cover a wide spectrum reaching from people totally opposing vaccines to those advocating it in any situation. However, who is right? A guideline could be true to the motto: As much as necessary, as little as possible.Vaccination: The Controversial Prick (Part 1) - Read more

Diseases: Out of Sight, out of Mind

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[01/02/2009] Diseases from long ago are slowly disappearing from our minds. Wrongly, however, as only one deadly disease, smallpox, has been eradicated throughout the world. Diseases: Out of Sight, out of Mind - Read more