microRNA Inhibitor Fights Cancer

by Chris on September 27, 2010

in Press Release

“What is really exciting about this research is it is the first time that anyone has blocked the growth of a primary tumour by the simple delivery of a microRNA inhibitor.”
Dr Susan Woods – QIMR

Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the University of California-San Francisco have found a new way to kill cancer cells by blocking overproduced microRNAs that disable p53, a protein that regulates cell growth and acts as a natural defense against cancer.

These findings could pave the way for a new generation of cancer treatments.  (read the entire release… )

The study is published today in the journal Nature Medicine and is available online http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nm.2227.

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