Mitochondria - Cancer Connection

Research into both mitochondria and cancer (itself an age-related condition) is of great interest to the healthy life extension community. Here, ScienceDaily reports on a link between the two: "the excessive build-up of a simple metabolic molecule in mitochondria can trigger a sequence of events that leads to tumour growth. The discovery increases our understanding of the molecular basis of several types of cancer, which is crucial for the development of new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease." Effective, targeted therapies can be produced ever more rapidly as scientists develop a greater understand of cellular processes - and their interaction - at the molecular level.


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