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New trials using poliovirus on other solid tumors, like breast cancer and melanoma, are expected to start in the next few weeks.
The poliovirus can attach to a protein on the surface of cancer cells.
Originally, there were three types of wild poliovirus.
Working from the idea that a vaccine didn’t actually have to infect someone with a disease to jump-start immunity, Jonas Salk learned to kill poliovirus with formaldehyde and administer it.
The problem is, OPV uses a live, weakened form of the poliovirus to confer immunity, and on extremely rare occasions, that virus can mutate and actually cause the disease.
Currently, the spread of polioviruses in Afghanistan and Pakistan has the Global Polio Eradication Initiative worried.
The frustrating effort to scrub polioviruses from the planet is like a nightmarish blend of whack-a-mole and Groundhog Day.
The tests found the Nanopatch effective using 1/40th of the usual poliovirus vaccine dosage, Kendall says.
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medical Definition of poliovirus
- A distinctive characteristic of acute polio infection is the predilection of the poliovirus for the nerve cells that control muscles.
- —Lauro S. Halstead, Scientific American, April 1998
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