Cancer Scientists Find Worm Link

Posted on June 2, 2006  Comments (0)

Cancer scientists find worm link by Matt McGrath:

Now scientists in California have found that when they removed this same protein from the tiny worm C. elegans, the worms lived up to 30% longer than normal.

The scientists deduced that a lack of this protein might mean that humans also live longer, but with an increased risk of getting cancer.

The researchers think the protein’s dual function raises another important question: does the presence of this protein ensure a short but cancer-free existence for some people?

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