British Scientists Strike Gold With Accidental Discovery Of Cancer Killing Cells
British scientists accidentally struck gold during an experiment with a discovery of immune cells that have the ability to kill most cancers, according to Yahoo News!
The discovery might be a breakthrough for oncology research. Researchers were conducting analyses on blood from a bank in Wales when they happened to discover a new T-cell, a lymphatic cell that plays an essential role in the immune system.
The new T-cell employs new receptors that are seemingly dedicated to targeting cancer cells. The T-cells have a hook that latches onto cancer cells while avoiding healthy cells. The new lymphocytes were immediately extracted and tested in a lab.
In the laboratory studies, the new lymphatic cells were able to successfully target and kill lung, skin, blood, colon, breast, bone, prostate, ovarian, kidney, and cervical cancer.
“This was a serendipitous finding, nobody knew this cell existed,” Professor Andrew Sewell, leader of the study and an expert in T-cells, said. “Our finding raises the prospect of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ cancer treatment, a single type of T-cell that could be capable of destroying many different types of cancers across the population. Previously nobody believed this could be possible.”
British scientists discovered immune cells with the ability to kill most cancers in an accidental experiment.