Posts tagged ‘Tim Nesvig Lymphoma Fellowship’

A stomach bug means bad news for lymphoma

September 4, 2012 | by
Photo of researcher holding egg
Usually, we hate salmonella. It’s the reason you’ve got to make sure your chicken is cooked through. These bacteria cause food poisoning so serious it can even be deadly to people with weakened immune systems. We may yet learn to like salmonella if City of Hope virologist Don J. Diamond, Ph.D., has his way. Diamond is leading studies to turn the household bug against diseases such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He plans to take advantage of a surprising trait of salmonella: The bacteria naturally seek out tumor cells. Salmonella as a cancer-fighter isn’t a new idea.…