Demystifying the Immortality of Cancer Cells, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Study
7/5/2012 7:56:34 AM
In cancer cells, normal mechanisms governing the cellular life cycle have gone haywire. Cancer cells continue to divide indefinitely, without ever dying off, thus creating rapidly growing tumors. Swiss scientists have discovered a protein complex involved this deregulated process, and hope to be able to exploit it to stop tumor formation in its tracks.