Fraunhofer Representative Office Beijing
Herpes virus to be weaponized to fight cancer
Mit einem Plaque-Assay prüfen Forschende an Zellkulturen, ob Viren infektiös sind.
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Viruses can make animals and humans sick – or healthy: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB have succeeded in genetically modifying the herpes simplex virus type 1, which triggers painful cold sores, in such a way that it can be used in the fight against cancer in the future.