A research group at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) has discovered molecular events that determine whether cancer cells live or die.
With this knowledge, they found that reduced consumption of a specific protein building block prevents the growth of cells that become cancerous.
These findings were published in the scientific journal eLife and open up the possibility of dietary therapy for cancer. [Read more…] about Dietary amino acid determines the fate of cancer cells
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