Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cancer Flourishes On Recycled Cell Waste from MNT

Cancer cells flourish on recycled cell waste, and preventing their access to this natural "Pac-Man" process appears to stop tumors growing and spreading. This remarkable finding is the result of a new study from researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York who write about their work in the 16 November issue of Science Translational Medicine.

We have known for a while that in order to fuel their abnormally accelerated and greedy growth, cancer cells need stacks of energy in the form of glucose or sugar. However, what hasn't been so clear is how and where they get it from: until now.

For the full article please go here.

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