Stem cells beat the clock for brain cancer

New research has shown that human skin cells can be transformed into stem cells, and used ...

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that’s hard to treat, killing most patients within two years of diagnosis. In tests on mice last year, a team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill showed that adult skin cells could be transformed into stem cells and used to hunt down the tumors. Building on that, they’ve now found that the process works with human cells, and can be administered quickly enough to beat the ticking time-bombs.

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