Contact: Kathy Wallis
University of Western Ontario
Caption: Western University researchers Dr. David Hess and Dr. John McCormick and lead author Kelcey Patterson show how the bacteria primarily responsible for causing strep throat can be used to fight colon cancer. By engineering a streptococcal bacterial toxin to attach itself to tumor cells, they are forcing the immune system to recognize and attack the cancer.
Credit: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
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