Medical Discovery

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Medical Discovery

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Scientists may have made a giant leap forward in the treatment of cancer – by accident.

A team of Danish researchers, looking for a way to protect pregnant women against malaria, found that proteins in the malaria parasite can attack cancer cells. The discovery is a potential game-changer in the hunt for a cure for cancer.

The scientists from the University of Copenhagen found that malaria proteins, armed with a toxin, sought out and absorbed cancer cells, released the toxin and then destroyed the cells. The tests were carried out on mice, but the team plans to start testing on humans within four years.

“For decades, scientists have been searching for similarities…

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