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Poison + Radioactivity = Good Health

Weakened, Radioactive Listeria Poison Metastases, Not the Gut

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Monday, April 29, 2013
Listeria monocytogenes' main medical claim to fame is that it causes food poisoning. But by combining a weakened strain of the bacterium with a radioactive payload, scientists have used Listeria to kill metastases from pancreatic cancer.

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