Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 22nd, 2001
In a paper published in the March 2001 issue of Nature Medicine, U-M scientists show how the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) alters the function of a cellular protein that normally suppresses the movement of malignant cells. When this natural brake on cell migration is disabled by the virus, cancerous breast and lymphatic cells are free to metastasize or spread.
"This is the first evidence of a human virus associated with the development of cancerous...
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