Scientists genetically reengineered the polio virus to treat brain cancer, and it’s working

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Scientists are trying anything and everything in the fight against cancer, and an unusual new potential treatment option has come from a very unlikely source: polio. As NPR reports, doctors have genetically reengineered the polio virus in an attempt to battle a deadly form of brain cancer, and the revolutionary new treatment seems to be showing positive results.

Glioblastoma is an incredibly dire form of brain cancer, as the disease tends to shrug off many forms of cancer treatment. Those who are diagnosed with glioblastoma often don't see much hope in beating it, or even delaying the cancer's progress. Now, a tweaked version of the polio virus has shown to extend the lives of those with the disease, and it could lead to a new treatment option. canc

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