‘Virus used by scientists to attack tumor cells’

The image shows tumour cells infected by the virus, which expresses a fluorescent protein. Over the days (in the image fifth day), the virus multiplies, generating new virions that infect more cancer cells (IDIBAPS, IRB Barcelona)

The image shows tumour cells infected by the virus, which expresses a fluorescent protein. Over the days (in the image fifth day), the virus multiplies, generating new virions that infect more cancer cells (IDIBAPS, IRB Barcelona)


More than 200 regional, national and international media have echoed the research performed by IDIBAPS and IRB Barcelona scientists and recently published in Nature Communications.

In the study—co-led by Cristina Fillat, head of the Gene Therapy and Cancer Group at IDIBAPS, and Raúl Méndez, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona—they have designed a new strategy to achieve genetically modified viruses that selectively attack tumor cells without affecting healthy tissues.

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