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Silencing a Protein Could Kill T-cells, Reverse Leukemia


October 22, 2008

News thumbnail Blocking the signals from a protein that activates cells in the immune system could help kill cells that cause a rare form of blood cancer, according to physicists and oncologists who combined computer modeling and molecular biology in their discovery. Full Story

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