A cure for cancer? Probably

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:58:00 GMT

Scientists discover the properties behind cancer curing molecule

SCIENTISTS at the University of Huddersfield are the first to arrive at a deep understanding of a molecule that destroys cancerous tumours without harming healthy cell tissue.  The discovery opens up the potential for highly effective new cancer treatments that are free of serious side effects. 

new journal article describes the science behind the breakthrough.  Now the research team headed by Dr Nikolaos Georgopoulos has developed and patented a cancer treatment regime that exploits the unique properties of the molecule – a protein named Cluster of Differentiation 40 (CD40) (pictured right). The next phase is to secure funding for clinical trials.

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