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October 2013

  • With Bod1 removed this cancer cell cannot move many of its chromosomes (shown in green) to the middle of the cell. As a result the cell cannot divide into two and will eventually kill itself.
    31 Oct 2013

    Scientists at the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee have identified a protein that could be key in the fight against cancer. Researchers at the College's Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression have demonstrated that cancer cells need a protein called Bod1 to grow and divide. When this protein is removed cancer cells lose control of cell division and die.