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Discovery of protein’s role in cell migration may improve understanding of how breast cancer spreads

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By: Adrianna MacPherson, University of Alberta From: medicalxpress.com A team of University of Alberta researchers has identified an unexpected role for a protein known as BAD in the ability of cells to migrate in the body—a finding that has promising implications for understanding how breast cancer spreads. BAD, short for “BCL2 associated agonist of cell death,” has many roles in …

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Chasing breast cancer

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By: Eric Horvath From: engineering.temple.edu Cancer research can be viewed as a chase—a plodding, methodical relay in which researchers collectively work toward slowing or even stopping the spread of cancerous cells. Though breakthroughs have been made, diagnoses continue. This includes breast cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. Temple University Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Bojana Gligorijevic has been …