The world’s population has been under a cellular siege for centuries. Cancer, “The Big C,” has destroyed the quality of life for millions of people, and the disease continues to cut physical life short in spite of the unending research that is done all over the world. Billions of dollars are thrown into research projects, and some of those projects are producing some encouraging results. One particular study in Israeli is knocking on the door of this deadly disease with a potential cure, and it seems the cancer knows it can’t hide from this one.
The study was conducted by Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, an Israeli Nobel-prize winner in chemistry, and his colleague Dr. Yelena Kravtsova-Ivantsiv. Their research team included doctors and students from Carmel, Rambam and Hadassah Medical Centers. Their research paper was published In the Journal Cell recently. The paper describes how two proteins can repress cancerous tissue, and a high concentration of the proteins can protect tissue from lethal tumors.
Prof. Ciechanover said that more research is needed before a drug containing the proteins can be formulated. Paul Mathieson pretty much agrees.