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Canada Medicine News

Low Oxygen Cellular Protein Synthesis Mechanism Discovered 94 94

New submitter _prime writes "Until recently the mechanism by which cells make proteins in low-oxygen environments has been unknown. As published in Nature (paywall) this week, the discovery of the mechanism by an Ottawa-based team of researchers potentially means it could be 'very easy to kill cancer cells' without harming normal cells because cancer cells leverage the same low-oxygen protein synthesis mechanism even in the presence of normal oxygen levels."
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Low Oxygen Cellular Protein Synthesis Mechanism Discovered

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