microRNA Inhibitor Fights Cancer

“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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