Protein Identified Which Helps Cancer Cells to Survive Stressful Conditions, National University Of Ireland Study

Published: Jul 13, 2010

ScienceDaily (July 6, 2010) — Researchers at NUI Galway have made a discovery that could lead to the development of more effective treatments for a number of diseases. They have shown that a protein produced when cells are stressed interacts with a stress sensor allowing cells to survive conditions of intense stress. Understanding this interaction may help scientists interfere with cancer cells so the cells can no longer survive exposure to stressful conditions.

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