A cat receives immunotherapy treatment at the CAU Animal Clinic, Hong Kong. The new treatment offers hope against deadly and otherwise untreatable pet diseases, and could have applications to human diseases. Photo: Dickson Lee
A cat receives immunotherapy treatment at the CAU Animal Clinic, Hong Kong. The new treatment offers hope against deadly and otherwise untreatable pet diseases, and could have applications to human diseases. Photo: Dickson Lee
Wellness

Cancer immunotherapy adapted to treat pet viruses could help humans fight infections, researcher says

  • Using blood donated from a healthy cat, and building on a University of Hong Kong breakthrough, scientists inject lab-grown immune system cells in cats
  • The immunotherapy cures an HIV-like virus that is otherwise untreatable, and shows promise in treating a feline virus similar to Covid-19. Humans could benefit

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A cat receives immunotherapy treatment at the CAU Animal Clinic, Hong Kong. The new treatment offers hope against deadly and otherwise untreatable pet diseases, and could have applications to human diseases. Photo: Dickson Lee
A cat receives immunotherapy treatment at the CAU Animal Clinic, Hong Kong. The new treatment offers hope against deadly and otherwise untreatable pet diseases, and could have applications to human diseases. Photo: Dickson Lee
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