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Spread of cancers halted by smart bacteria that trigger immune attack

Bacteria can shrink cancer cellsSTEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Michael Le Page GENETICALLY modified “smart” bacteria injected into tumours can shrink growths and trigger an immune response that stops cancer spreading, tests in animals show. The engineered bacteria exploit the vulnerability of solid tumours to infections. This vulnerability comes about because tumours evolve all kinds… Read More »

There’ll be a domino effect as we trigger ecosystem tipping points

Massive icebergs are one sign that change is on the wayNASA/ Brooke Medley By Michael Le Page There are lots of tipping points in ecosystems and the climate, and many are interconnected. That means the massive changes we are wreaking will have many unexpected consequences. “The world is a much more surprising place then generally… Read More »