Researchers at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine developed an injectable recombinant form of Newcastle disease, a poultry virus, that kills human prostate cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. An estimated 238,590 cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed among U.S. men this year, and 29,720 patients are expected to die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Newcastle disease does not pose a threat to humans, but it is of serious economic concern in the poultry industry.

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