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‘Kill Switch’ for Cancer Cells

November 20 , 2023 242 days 302 0
  • The Scientists have reportedly discovered a ‘kill switch’ that triggers the death of cancer cells.
  • They identified a protein on a receptor that can be designed to kill cancer cells.
  • CD95 receptors, also known as Fas, are called death receptors.
  • These protein receptors reside on cell membranes.
  • When activated, they release a signal that causes the cells to self-destruct.
  • As of now, the therapy has shown promising efficacy against liquid cancer, leukaemia and other blood cancers.

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