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Light pulses stimulate designer peptides to initiate a death pathway in cancerous cells

Written on:October 18, 2013
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Researchers at Cardiff University have created a peptide (a small piece of protein), linked to a light-responsive dye, capable of switching ‘on’ death pathways in cancer cells. The peptide remains inactive until exposed to external light pulses which convert it into a cell death signal. Complex mechanisms in healthy cells normally protect us from developing cancer…

Source: Medical Devices

    

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