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In Brief: Suspect virus

In Brief: Suspect virus

作者:窦耕码  时间:2019-03-03 10:20:01  人气:

Scientists believe they have new evidence to strengthen a suspected link between Epstein-Barr virus and Hodgkin’s disease, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Researchers in Birmingham and Aarhus in Denmark have found a protein called LMP, produced by the virus and thought to be involved in the cancer, in cells from about half of a sample of 84 tumours from patients with Hodgkin’s disease. The finding suggests that vaccination against the virus might prevent at least some cases of Hodgkin’s disease, which attacks 1500 Britons yearly (The Lancet, vol 337,