New York University And University of Texas Researchers Identify "Carbohydrates In A Coal Mine" For Cancer Detection

Published: Mar 04, 2014

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Researchers at New York University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered that carbohydrates serve as identifiers for cancer cells. Their findings, which appear in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show how these molecules may serve as signals for cancer and explain what's going on inside these cells, pointing to new ways in which sugars function as a looking glass into the workings of their underlying structures.

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