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Can malaria be reprogrammed to attack malaria?
« on: 17/04/2014 17:30:02 »
Peter Steadman asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Is it possible to reprogramme malaria to only invade cancer cells in the human body? A contagious cure?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 17/04/2014 17:30:02 by _system »


 

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Re: Can malaria be reprogrammed to attack malaria?
« Reply #1 on: 16/07/2014 08:27:59 »
Quite interesting. But malaria is a protozoa and attacks only liver and red blood cells. So it is interesting to see if malaria parasites can kill at-least liver cancer cells. From practical point of view it may not be possible as the parasite relies on hemoglobin in red blood cells to sustain and multiply in the body.
 

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