Intratumoral injection of Clostridium novyi-NT spores induces antitumor responses

This is nuts!  This story was mentioned in the ASM news digest for this week–injecting spores of a species of “flesh-eating” Clostridium found in soil directly into tumors allows for the bacteria to effectively eat the tumor to get rid of it.  They’ve already tried this in a person!

Primary article in Science:  http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/249/249ra111

Popular article in Discover Magazine:  http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/08/13/toxic-bacteria-devours-tumors-with-precision/#.U-5j-0hM77I

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