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Unique Peptide Could Treat Cancers, Neurological Disorders, and Infectious Diseases

February 7, 2013

Beth Levine Scientists have synthesized a peptide that shows potential for pharmaceutical development into agents for treating infections, neurodegenerative disorders and cancer through an ability to induce a cell-recycling process called autophagy. Full Story

UT Southwestern Medical Center

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