Zika virus eliminates advanced human tumor in central nervous system of rodents

A group of Brazilian researchers confirmed for the 1st time in vivo the efficiency of Zika virus in infecting CNS tumor cells — tests even showed that the resulting viral particles were less harmful than the ones created from infection of healthy cells. The team’s plans include applying for patent on pharmaceutical kit and moving on to clinical trial phase in near future. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)