Researchers have shown a way to engineer zika virus to attack and destroy brain cancer stem cells. Since the virus tends to affect stem cells in the fetus’ brain, researchers say it could be directed to infect glioblastoma cells.
It is estimated that 9 million people will die from cancer in 2015 and the latest statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that this year alone more than 3.2 million lives have already been claimed. Also, in spite of advances in new drugs and biotechnology, cancer is undoubtedly a serious and potentially life-threatening disease and it is still one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Nano-based drug delivery system developed using ultrasound where ultrasound-activated cancer drug can be used to target cancerous tumours more effectively.