Scientists May Have Found a Way to Treat All Cancers… By Accident | SciShow News
Researchers have discovered a new protein that, when suppressed, converts cancer cells into normal body tissues without additional anti-cancer treatment.
Currently, the most common treatment for cancer is chemotherapy aimed at suppressing the growth of malignant cells. However, in parallel the drugs used destroy healthy tissue and cause various side effects such as vomiting, hair loss, diarrhea. Targeted therapies and immunotherapy, which are solely aimed at fighting cancer cells, are applied to a limited number of patients and may become addictive over time.
Recently, a team of scientists from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology announced the discovery of five key agents and the epigenetic regulator SETDB1, restoring cancer cells to normal.
In the course of studies of malignant tumors in the colon, Koreans found that the SETDB1 protein is specifically activated in cancer cells, and by suppressing its expression in cancer organelles, the mutated cells can be restored and return to their original form..
Recall that Japanese bioengineers have recently also announced an important discovery. They have developed artificial blood, which can be transfused to patients with any blood group and stored for more than a year.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: wixstatic