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+ - Low Oxygen Cellular Protein Synthesis Mechanism Discovered->

Submitted by _prime
_prime writes: Until recently the mechanism by which cells make proteins in low-oxygen environments has been unknown. As published in Nature this week, the discovery of the mechanism by an Ottawa-based team of researchers potentially means it could be "very easy to kill cancer cells" without harming normal cells because cancer cells leverage the same low-oxygen protein synthesis mechanism even in the presence of normal oxygen levels.
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Low Oxygen Cellular Protein Synthesis Mechanism Discovered

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The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.

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