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Cancer Research Breakthrough


Last updated 8/28/2015 at 1:54pm

Lab experiments conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic show that the growth of tumors can be stopped when the regulation of two proteins are returned to normal. The researchers were able to revert cancer cells to normal cells by restoring the balance of molecules that regulate particular cellular functions. Out-of-control growth of cells, which turns them cancerous, can be stopped by increasing micro RNA’s to normal levels, essentially putting the brakes on cancer. According to the lead researcher, Dr. Panos Anastasiadis, “Initial experiments in some aggressive types of cancer are indeed promising.” Researchers hope this technique can be used one day to switch off cancerous cells with an injection of micro RNAs in place of harsh chemotherapy or surgery.

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