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Algae May Hold the Key to Curing Cancer

Developing medicine that only attacks tumor cells and leaves the rest of the body alone is one of the biggest challenges in cancer drug therapy. Such targeted chemotherapy helps to avoid some of the devastating side-effects associated with typical chemo treatment.

That’s why it’s so exciting that developments have been made to genetically engineer tiny algae to kill up to 90 percent of cancer cells while leaving healthy ones unharmed. Experiments in the lab have been shown to effectively treat tumors in mice without doing damage to the rest of the body.

Could this be the next step towards conquering cancer? Read the full article here.

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