Cancer-Free Elephants May Hold Key to Cure

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Cancer-Free Elephants May Hold Key to Cure

Post by Guest on Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:27 am

Elephants hardly ever get cancer, but until now, researchers were stumped as to why. In a study that could help lead to a way to wipe out the disease in people, researchers identified a cancer-destroying mechanism involving a gene that encodes for the tumor suppressor protein p53. “We believe that p53 plays a key role in cancer suppression in mammals,” said Joshua Schiffman, M.D., a pediatric oncologist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the University of Utah School of Medicine and the Primary Children’s Hospital. Schiffman led the study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


http://news.discovery.com/animals/cancer-free-elephants-may-hold-key-to-cure-151008.htm


Fascinating if this can be adpated, a must read.

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Re: Cancer-Free Elephants May Hold Key to Cure

Post by eddie on Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:23 pm

I won't, can't and don't want to, understand the science behind it, but it's bloody great news!

Look forward to it being simplified for me lol

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