Thursday, April 24, 2008

Oncolytics: Not just for Myxoma Virus

In a previous article, I discussed the use of against malignant gliomas.

Recently, I came across a post from , pointing to an article describing a as treatment against human sarcomas.

This continues to show us that viruses can be highly beneficial to our society. Antibacterial therapy and cancer therapy are just two of the many advances that viruses have been crucial in development.

It is my opinion that we should begin seriously exploring the potential therapies that Nature has already created for us, rather than concentrate on de novo synthesis of treatments. There are an infinite number of mechanisms and pathways in Nature that could provide groundbreaking technologies.

It is just up to us to find them and utilize them properly.