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New Medication Leads in "Brake Cable" Cancer Gene, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research Study


8/29/2008 7:12:34 AM

WAIMR -- WA researchers have taken the first step towards developing new anti-cancer medications that could activate a gene shown to block the growth of cancerous cells. Led by Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) Director Professor Peter Klinken, the scientists have screened a large collection of drug-like molecules and recently identified a number of compounds which can increase levels of the Hls5 gene.

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