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Israeli scientists find cure for all cancers in certain rat

By Mason White 5:13 PM January 16, 2014
Child with cancer illustration 

By: Moses Gold
After 16 years of hard work, scientists in Israel, believe that they have found a cure for all cancers.

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the search for a cure for cancer.

Cancer care specialist Professor Sam Ahmedzai said that scientists are entering a “new and exciting phase of research,” adding that their find could lead to “a treatment that can save lives.”

Researchers believe the cells from a certain type of rodent could be the key to stopping the disease that kills eight million people worldwide each year.

A team of researchers have spent 16 years studying the blind mole rats and naked mole rats. These rats have shown to be immune to cancer.

Not only do these rats not get cancer, but when cancerous cells were injected into them their bodies rejected the cancer.

In 16 years of research, the team of scientists never found a cancerous tumor in these rats, and it outlived other rodents by at least 20 years.

Researchers hope to harvest the substance from the rat cells and making it digestible so that it can destroy cancer in humans and other mammals.

Professor Aaron Avivi of the Haifa University, will present his team’s findings in London.