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switch off a gene, destruct a cancer cell!!!

 
  July, 5 2002 1:10
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Stanford researchers switch off cancer gene; trick cells to self desruct

Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center have tricked cancer cells into self- destructing by briefly disabling a cancer-causing gene. Although the gene revs back up after deactivation, the brief hiatus gives the affected cells a chance to alter their cancerous destiny. This work in mice could open new avenues for treating some human cancers, researchers believe.

Contact:
Amy Adams
amyadams@stanford.edu
650-723-3900
Stanford University Medical Center


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