According to a recent study by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., an engineered cold virus may one day be used to destroy cancerous tumors, due to the fact that both tumors and adenoviruses use a similar strategy to avoid cellular defenses by shutting down the p53 tumor suppressor gene. According to a recent study by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., an engineered cold virus may one day be used to destroy cancerous tumors, due to the fact that both tumors and adenoviruses use a similar strategy to avoid cellular defenses by shutting down the p53 tumor suppressor gene. Read the full article >