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US researchers identify new way to slow cancer development

Monday, 30 May 2017

Researchers from the University of Rochester have identified a new way to slow down the growth of cancer cells. The new method, reported in the latest issue of the journal Science, involves a certain protein called Tudor-SN and the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9.

On a closer look, the researchers found out how Tudor-SN is important in the “preparatory” phase of the cell cycle, the period when the cell gets ready to divide, according to the new study.

The findings were made in kidney and cervical cancer cells in the laboratory and are a long way from being applied to people. But the researchers said they could be the basis of a treatment option in the future.

Source by: Internet

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