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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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Protein causes mutations that lead to breast cancer cell aggression

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Source: University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry From: eurekalert.org Like most scientists, University of Alberta biochemist Ing Swie Goping is curious. When her team discovered that a protein was associated with poor outcomes in breast cancer patients, she wanted to know why. Now, that curiosity has led to the discovery of a new mechanism for how certain breast …

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Cancer researchers find more effective way to deliver promising breast cancer treatment

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By: Adrianna MacPherson, University of Alberta From: medicalxpress.com A cancer researcher at the University of Alberta and his team are breathing new life into a promising cancer therapy by improving how the treatment is delivered. Hasan Uludag, a professor in chemical and materials engineering, and his team have developed a chemical compound that allows them to effectively inject genetic material …