It’s not every day that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention issues an advisory about pet hedgehogs, but here we are.
Researchers from South Korea have engineered a strain of bacteria that infiltrates tumours and fools the body’s immune system into attacking cancer cells. In experiments, the modified bacteria worked to reduce cancer in mice, raising hope for human trials.
Twenty years ago, a change was made to how the US did food poisoning testing. That change prevented over a quarter of a million cases each year, and it may also suggest how we could stop more cases in the future.