Cat Feces has Cancer-curing Potential

Cat feces has cancer curing potential

The single-celled parasites that resides in the intestines of warm-blooded animals—T. gondii—hold potential to cure cancer, as per an article published in Medical News in July 2017.

Researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover have discovered that T. gondii, which is commonly found in cat feces, has anti-cancer properties. This could help in application of cancer vaccines.

The parasite is usually found in uncooked and contaminated meet and drinking water, which is known to cause toxoplasmosis, which can trigger flu-like symptoms and muscle aches and pains. This disease affects those with a weak immune system and increases in severity, causing brain, eye or organ damage. However, the majority of people infected with T. gondii do not experience any symptoms.

However, the new research has found that when the parasite enters the human body, cells such as cytotoxic T cells that are known to produce a response. The team discovered that although cancer can shut down the body’s immune system, T. gondii can help restart it. They thus, created a mutant T. gondii parasite – named cps. This mutant is unable to replicate, which they say makes it a safe cancer vaccination.

Researchers explain that this vaccine could even be tailored to each patient. “In translating cps therapy to the clinic, we imagine cps will be introduced into cells isolated from the patient,” Bzik, a researcher explains.

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