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    Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...1029182114.htm

    Secrets of mighty cancer killing virus unlocked
    Date: October 29, 2018
    Source: University of Otago

    Summary:
    Researchers have used high-resolution electron microscopy images to reveal how an anti-cancer virus interacts with tumor cells, increasing its potential to save lives.
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    University of Otago researchers have used high-resolution electron microscopy images to reveal how an anti-cancer virus interacts with tumor cells, increasing its potential to save lives.

    Seneca Valley Virus (SVV), a newly discovered virus which infects cancer cells but not normal tissue, has become a main research project in the New Zealand laboratory of Dr Mihnea Bostina, Academic Director of Otago's OMNI Electron Microscopy unit and senior lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

    He hopes the results from this latest study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, will help to develop the virus for clinical use...
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