(HUFF POST) – A ‘neutron bomb’ antibody, which kills cancer cells but leaves healthy ones unscathed, could be used to treat the disease.
Researchers have developed an antibody from the body’s own immune system that homes in on cancer cells.
The antibody targets a natural defence mechanism that cancer tumours exploit.
Special proteins guard the surface of cells to prevent the body’s own immune system attacking them.
Researchers say they are “excited” by the findings, which could provide a whole new way of treating cancer.
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