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UF researchers discover a mutant gut bacteria may cure colon cancer

By on June 14th, 2012

According to UF Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s department of diseases and pathology and principal investigator Mansour Mohamadzadeh, the bacteria is most commonly used in yogurt and cheese.   

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He says the special strain of bacteria showed results in other species.    

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Mohamadazeh adds the drug will be a lot cheaper than current cancer treatments.   

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UF researchers have been working on the bacteria for five years now, working out any potential hazards.   

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He says it is difficult to determine a date for the release of the bacterium, but says they are working very hard to further characterize the mechanisms induced from this treatment which will take a couple of years.


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