Measles & Polio Viruses, also Chicken Pox, Fight Cancer
Tumors Can Be Attacked Using Measles Cell Receptor Virus
Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth
Researchers from Duke University in Durham, NC, may have discovered a new way of killing off cancer cells.
The team was jointly led by Dr. Matthias Gromeier, a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, and Prof. Smita Nair, who is an immunologist in the Department of Surgery.
The new research - which is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine - shows how a modified poliovirus enables the body to use its own resources to fight off cancer. The modified virus bears the name of recombinant oncolytic poliovirus (PVS-RIPO).
The chicken pox is one of those pesky illness that affects kids and pains their parents, but it may offer some positive health benefits later in life, experts believe – a reduced risk for developing glioma.
In one of the largest studies to date, an international consortium led by researchers in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine reported an inverse relationship between a history of chicken pox and glioma, a type of brain cancer, meaning that children who have had the chicken pox may be less likely to develop brain cancer.
The Baylor team led by Dr. Melissa Bondy, a McNair Scholar and associate director for cancer prevention and population sciences at Baylor, and Dr. E. Susan Amirian, assistant professor in the Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor, reported their results in the journal Cancer Medicine.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD ABOUT THE BENEFITSOF CHILDHOOD DISEASES?
Below is a list of credible research from the U.S. and England. You do NOT have to read all the information (unless you choose) to understand the point of these research articles. I listed them so all readers understood this was not simply an opinion. I have highlighted the major points to condense and respect your time in reading this article.