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Posted: 29 April 2013 at 4:30am | IP Logged
    Flesh-eating bacteria can detect cancer

ANI
Washington, April 15, 2013

A group of researchers from the University of Oxford believe they have engineered a protein from flesh-eating bacteria that acts as a molecular superglue and could be used to help detect cancer cells. We've put one kind of flesh-eating bacterium to good use, said Mark Howarth, PhD, who
led the research.

We have engineered one of its proteins into a molecular superglue that adheres so tightly that the set-up we used to measure the strength actually broke. It resists high and low temperatures, acids and other harsh conditions and seals quickly.

With this material we can lock proteins together in ways that could underpin better diagnostic tests for early detection of cancer cells circulating in the blood, for instance. 

Howarth's team genetically engineered glue from a protein, FbaB, that helps Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria infect cells. S pyogenes is one of the microbes that can cause the fasciitis in which difficult-to-treat infections destroy body tissue.



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Posted: 10 May 2013 at 9:14am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Lucyjames

Hello Friends,

The terms 'flesh-eating bacteria' and 'good news' do not normally go together, but a group of researchers from the University of Oxford believe they have engineered a protein from flesh-eating bacteria that acts as a molecular 'superglue' and could be used to help detect cancer cells.
Mark Howarth and his team genetically engineered the glue from a protein, FbaB, that helps Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes) bacteria infect cells. S. pyogenes is one of the microbes that can cause the rare necrotising fasciitis, a soft tissue infection, in which the bacteria can cause gangrene, tissue death, systemic disease and toxic shock.

Thanks and Regards,
Lucy James

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                    Hi Friend,
                    Thanks for attending this new research paper 
                    and presented your observations. Yes these two
                     may not go together but out of  sudden  excitement
                     they would have  uttered " Good News" Normal mistake may be.
                     Cancer is a challanging disease beyond controlling
                     and curing. Consequently  it  is relapsed. They will scarcely  declare
                     cured but   revise it as controlled. Thanks. 
                  


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