May 30, 2018

Germ-free children may be more prone to leukaemia

A new theory of the disease is compelling, but not quite proven

THE long struggle to cure acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), a childhood blood cancer, is a stand-out tale in the history of medicine. It was a massive endeavour, over decades, with many toxic drugs being tested in different combinations on dying children. It succeeded in the end. Read more.


A causal mechanism for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia - Nature

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