Zika virus infection is most popular infection in these days because its a non- curable disease only precaution is solution. “Zika virus infection in babies and children is a major global health concern, and the focus has been to discover more about the virus to find new possible treatments.
“Necessity is the mother of invention” is an English Proverb and absolutely right in case of Zika invention. Now- a-days , scientist are doing work on treatment against viral infection. But they invented a new idea about Brain Tumor treatment with the Zika virus.
Harry Bulstrode, a neurosurgeon at the University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK scientist, is about to begin tests to find out if the virus can destroy glioblastoma cancer cells.The research will focus on the treatment of glioblastoma which is the most common form of brain cancer and has a five-year survival rate.
Idea Behind This Research
Zika virus infection in pregnancy causes severe disability in babies by attacking stem cells in the developing brain. The latest Zika virus emerged in 2015 in South American nations. It only causes flu-like symptoms in adults and when pregnant women are infected it causes severe birth defects in the developing fetus.
Zika Virus causes microcephaly, which is characterized by an abnormally small head and an underdeveloped brain. Its have ability of crossing blood brain barrier.
In glioblastoma, the cancer cells are similar to those in the developing brain of fetus. If Zika Virus have an ability to destroy brain stem cell of fetus then surely it could be destroy brain cancer cell . Experiment are performing on mice suffering with brain tumor in lab and hoping that as Zika virus will destroy cancer cell.
New idea and hopes give birth to new invention. Mission of UK scientist is fighting against brain tumor will give a new way to treat Brain tumor.