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Cancer Drugs Secrets Discovered

Scientists have discovered why a particular group of cancer drugs are so effective at fighting the disease.

Although they have been used for years to treat certain tumours, researchers did not know exactly how they worked.

A team from Dundee University studied the NEDD8 molecule, known to play an important role in turning on p53, a gene which inhibits a cell's growth. They found that by blocking NEDD8, cancer drugs were able to switch on p53 causing the death of the cancer cells.

You can read the full article on the BBC News Website.

 

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