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.
A 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.
- To view the full story into his research with the CD40 molecule, how it works against cancer and the treatments it might provide, please go to the University news pages.