Researchers Discover Cancer Vaccine From Tobacco Plants

Tobacco may actually have a health benefit towards fighting cancer.

Researchers at Stanford used tobacco plants to create personalized cancer vaccines. 16 patients with a specific type of Lymphoma participated in the study. Cells from their tumors were injected to special tobacco leaves, then the plant cells grew and created antibodies against the tumor. Researchers then ground up the leaves and created a vaccine.

This study was only looking at vaccine safety and researchers report none of the participants experienced major side effects. 70 percent of the patients had an immune response to the vaccine.

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  • by Scott Location: Winterville on Jul 22, 2008 at 09:16 AM
    It would be great to have back the farming heritiage that native people grew up with. Maybe get some kids back in the fields during the summer and staying out of trouble. But most likely it would encourage illegal immigration. What was ok for us then is not accepted as being ok for kids of today. Its considered inhumane now for kids to do physical work. Seems that way anyway. Use to parents had to run the kids in the house, now they have to find ways to get them out. Working the fields teaches hard work ethic. Until you have worked the feilds you do not know what work is.
  • by Interested Location: NC on Jul 22, 2008 at 06:39 AM
    WITN where can I get more information about this article?

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