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Scientists to test whether Zika can kill brain cancer cells

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British scientists think the Zika virus might be instrumental in treating glioblastoma, a common type of brain cancer. Because Zika attacks the brain cells of small children, and glioblastoma cells are similar to developing brain cells, scientists are investigating whether they can harness the Zika virus to attack glioblastoma cells while leaving normal adult brain cells unharmed. In addition to its implications for brain cancer treatment, this research can also be instrumental in stopping the spread of the Zika virus itself.

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