Cancer: how one type of RNA could be the future of treatment
By Francesco Crea, Senior Lecturer in Cancer Genetics, The Open University
Azuma Kalu, PhD Research Student, The Open University
Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. So, in order to treat or cure almost any disease or condition – including cancer – you first need to have a fundamental understanding of cell biology.
While researchers have a pretty good understanding of what each component of a cell does, there are still things we don’t know about them – including the role that some RNAs molecules play in a cell. Finding the answer to this may be key in developing further cancer treatments, which is what our research has sought to uncover.
Three types of molecules carry information…
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- Friday, May 7, 2021