Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Aussie scientist believes Kangaroo bacteria can treat lung cancer

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There's no shortage of strange and downright bizarre ideas that people come up with in the quest to cure cancer, and here's one for the books: Scientists in Australia believe that a type of bacteria found in the Grey Kangaroo might help fight lung cancer.

It's believed that when spores from the bacteria are injected into the patients blood stream, they can seek out a tumor and destroy it some the inside out. And while it might sound strange to us, others believe th theory has some serious merit -- to prove it, the researcher in charge, Dr. Ming Wei, has been awarded a $750,000 fellowship to develop the treatment.

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