Can Cats Be a Cure for Cancer? It has been understood that a kind of parasite found in cat feces is effective in destroying harmful cells in the treatment of cancer. According to the preliminary tests, the parasites can be used in the treatment of tumor and ovarian cancer. A single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii causes a number of diseases in humans and cats under normal conditions. But scientists at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Center have succeeded in producing a new version of the parasite that can be used as a weapon against cancerous cells. David J. Bzik, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology from the health center, stated that the parasite they produce activates the immune system to fight cancerous cells. Barbara Fox, one of the research team, stated that the parasite produced under laboratory conditions is different from the normal one, and said, "The parasite we have transformed rearranges the immune system to clear tumors and cancerous cells." said.
If the new method, which is still in the testing phase and is being investigated for harmful effects, becomes available, the future generations' view of cats will gain a different dimension.
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