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Synthetic Biology Targets Cancer Cells While Sparing Healthy Tissue

News   May 03, 2019 | Original story from Stanford Medicine

 
Synthetic Biology Targets Cancer Cells While Sparing Healthy Tissue

(Top) some types of cancers are caused by mutated or overexpressed cell surface proteins that signal to the nucleus (green pathway) to drive uncontrolled growth and survival. (Bottom) Using an approach called RASER, the cancer-causing signals are redirected away from cell growth and survival and toward programmed cell death (orange pathway). Image credit: Michael Lin and Stuart Jantzen

 
 
 

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