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New compound found that can trigger suicide of cancer cells
by dc0de at 3:55 pm EDT, Aug 28, 2006

Here is an interesting story, based on some research from the University of Illinois.

Scientists have developed a new synthetic compound that can trick cancer cells to commit self-destruction. The compound can initiate programmed cell death, or apoptosis, which does not happen in cancer cells because the signaling path to a protein called procaspase-3 is broken in such cells, leading to the cancer cells escaping destruction and growing into tumors.

This may signal a new era in Cancer cures... One can only hope!

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