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Virus injected into the heart may save thousands

Virus injected into the heart may save thousands | Virology News | Scoop.it
A revolutionary gene therapy treatment for heart failure is about to undergo its first international trial in the UK.
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I love the way they manage to write an entire article without mentioning which virus it is, once...a free norovirus to the first reader who responds with the correct article!

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Modified Cold Sore Virus Shrinks Melanoma Tumors

Modified Cold Sore Virus Shrinks Melanoma Tumors | Virology News | Scoop.it
Forbes Modified Cold Sore Virus Shrinks Melanoma Tumors, Amgen Says Forbes A genetically modified version of herpes simplex virus type 1, the same virus that causes cold sores, shrank tumors of the deadly skin cancer melanoma in a clinical trial,...
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Another virus put to work: this time, the insidious herpes simplex type 1!  I must keep an eye on that, with my skin....

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