Friday, August 28, 2009

Repulsive Little Blood-Sucking Parasites Update

Tick saliva could hold cancer cure: Brazilian scientists on Yahoo! Health: "It may be one of nature's repulsive little blood-sucking parasites, but the humble tick could yield a future cure for cancers of the skin, liver and pancreas, Brazilian researchers have discovered.

They have identified a protein in the saliva of a common South American tick, Amblyomma cajennense, that apparently reduces and can even eradicate cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells alone."


jj solari said...

cancer discoveries are the cold fusion of the biological sciences.

Jerry House said...

I saw your header and thought, "What has my family done now?"

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