Australian scientists are claiming to have created a cowpox style virus in an effort to cure cancer, which is able to kill every type of cancer in a Petri dish and also shrunken tumors in mice. The treatment is developed at Imugene, an Australian biotech company and is called CF33. Scientists are hopeful to test the virus on various cancer patients but are still uncertain about results.
A recent study has formulated a new method to detect and attack cancer cells with the help of technology usually used for solar power. According to the study, published in Scientific reports, significant improvement was seen in light-activated fluorescent dyes for disease analysis, image-guided surgery and site-specific tumour treatment. Prior to this, fluorescent dyes were primarily used in therapeutics and diagnostics only, not for treatment.