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주제: Scientists could use Zika to fight brain cancer 지카바이러스 재조명

source : https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/05/sci … in-cancer/

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Zika is known for causing birth defects

the virus might also be useful for fighting brain cancer

The Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers show that Zika can actually take on a very hard to treat type of brain cancer.

Glioblastoma treatment usually incorporates surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
often recur within months

Zika virus was able to kill stem cells removed from patients with glioblastomas and when it was injected into tumors in mouse brains, it caused the tumors to shrink.

소두증을 유발시키는 지카 바이러스가 Glioblastoma 암치료에 도움이 되는것으로 알려졌다.
기존 치료는 재발율이 높은 반면 지카 바이러스를 활용한 치료는 암 조직의 재발을 억제하는 효과가 있는것으로 연구결과 나타났다.

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