Published in Health and Medicine Week, October 10th, 2005
Most tumors need a blood supply to grow.
Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience have found that when new blood vessels form - in developing embryos and in tumors - a gene, known as Sox18, switches on for just 48 hours.
"In adult mice, we have found that interfering with this gene reduces tumour growth by up to 80%," says postdoctoral scientist Dr Neville Young.
Neville is 1 of 13 early-career researchers who...
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