It is a well known fact that cancer cells are extremely fatal, since the cells dodge the immune system of the body.
Reports suggest that as per a new work that has been documented in the journal of Science Translational Medicine, the scientists have brought to light that Salmonella bacteria can be used to treat cancer or the tumor cells.
The researchers at the University of Milan discovered that the usage of the Salmonella bug can stimulate the immunity response of the body, thereby, efficiently killing cancer cells.
Further, they also ascertained that a salmonella bacterium also acts as a vaccination, containing further growth of the tumor cells.
To adjudge the same, the researchers in a laboratory, devised the system work in mice. The cancer cells were treated with salmonella, which made the cells visible to the immune system cells and thus, the immune system was equipped to attack them.
With the introduction of salmonella, the tumor cells were easily identified by the immune cells, and thus, the cells were killed easily. It was also observed that salmonella bacteria also provided a shield to the mice, which contained the spread of cancer to other parts of the body; thereby, extending a vaccination style.
Confirming the results, Dr. Maria Rescigno said, "We are very excited about the results".
Reports claim that the researchers are looking forward to conducting the trials in humans next year.
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