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2013-01-10 13:58:00

Sickle-shaped red blood cells target and destroy tumor cells and blood vessels The genetic mutation that causes sickle cell anemia also turns red blood cells into potent tumor killers and may offer a new way to treat some cancers that are resistant to existing treatments, according to research published January 9 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David S. Terman of Jenomic Research Institute and colleagues from Duke University and other institutions. The mutation that causes sickle...

2013-01-09 16:23:02

CARMEL, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The genetic mutation that causes sickle cell anemia also turns red blood cells into potent tumor killers and may offer a new way to treat cancers that are resistant to existing treatments, according to research published January 9, 2013 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David S. Terman of Jenomic Research Institute and colleagues from Duke University and other institutions. The mutation that causes sickle cell anemia to change the shape of...