(JEWISH NEWS SYNDICATE) A little molecule named PJ34 can cause cancer cells to self-destruct, according to an Israeli study published recently in the biomedical journal Oncotarget.
Prof. Malka Cohen-Armon and her team at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine conducted an experiment using xenografts—transplantations of human pancreatic cancer into mice. The mice’s immune systems were compromised so that their bodies wouldn’t reject the transplanted cells.
In collaboration with Dr. Talia Golan’s team at the Cancer Research Center at Sheba Medical Center, the scientists then injected PJ34 into the mice for 14 days in a row.
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