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Treatment with injections of Zika virus destroys brain tumors in mice without causing neurological damage

Publicado em 12 janeiro 2022
In a study conducted at the University of São Paulo’s Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center (HUG-CELL) in Brazil, serial systemic injections of Zika virus into mice with brain tumors destroyed the cancer without causing neurological damage or injuring other organs, and increased the animals’ survival rate. The scientists also injected Zika into cerebral organoids, brain-like organs created in vitro using stem cells. The virus not only prevented progression of the [...]