Bioengineered stem cells could target tumors, study says

05/19/2009 | Yahoo!

U.S. scientists have bioengineered bone marrow-derived stem cells to enable them to directly deliver a cancer-killing protein called TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand to tumors. Studies on mice and cell cultures showed that the cells proved effective in targeting various types of cancer cells without causing harm to healthy tissues.

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