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Viral cancer therapy shows early promise – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 1st, 2011.

Scientists are cautiously optimistic about a trial cancer therapy which uses a virus to selectively kill tumor cells. Canadian researchers have completed the first clinical trial in which viral therapy is delivered to cancer patients intravenously, and the virus selectively replicates only within tumour cells. The trial, published in Nature this week, show promising results. […]

Antiproton successfully trapped for first time

Peter Griffin posted in on November 18th, 2010.

The ALPHA Project, of which 15 Canadians are a part, is working at CERN’s antiproton decelerator facility in Switzerland. The team has, for the first time, been able to capture and hold atoms of antihydrogen, allowing them to be studied in detail.  This will allow future experiments to proceed, including examining properties like the absorption […]

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