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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:21pm

Mutated toxin...someday could hold some answers and help...BD

Most people wouldn't consider anthrax toxin to be beneficial, but this bacterial poison may someday be an effective cancer therapy. Anthrax toxin has actually been shown to be fairly selective in targeting melanoma cells, although the risk of non-cancer toxicity prevents any clinical use.

These encouraging mouse results suggest that modified anthrax toxin could be clinically viable, and this potent killer might someday be put to good use.

Turning Anthrax Toxin Into A Cancer Killer

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