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Scientists from USC and NYU design a molecule that blocks cancer growth in mice

May 12, 2014

chemistry graphic A new cancer-fighting drug prevents two critical proteins from interacting by mimicking the surface topography of one protein--like wearing a mask--which tricks the other protein into binding with it. The research was performed by a team of researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) and New York University (NYU). Full Story

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