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On the man trying to treat cancer with scorpion venom

02
Jul
2014

Cancer research has seen a boom in the last several months. From modifying the measles virus to fight cancer cells to blowing up malignant cells with new drugs, multiple exciting avenues of treatment are currently being evaluated. Brain cancer researcher Jim Olson wants to add to this body of research, but what he proffers is pretty radical. In order to better isolate malignant cells when patients are under the knife, Olson wants doctors to rely on what he calls Tumor Paint, a fluorescent compound based on the venom from the deadly deathstalker scorpion. Read the whole story at Wired.

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