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UF researchers discover a mutant gut bacteria may cure colon cancer

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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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