(OKLAHOMA) “Scientists have found a way to reverse the process of cell division, previously thought to be unstoppable.
The finding by US researchers could have important implications for cancer, which is caused by cells dividing uncontrollably.
Writing in Nature, the team explained how controlling a key protein can interrupt the process.
UK experts on cancer cell behaviour said the research aided understanding of how cells should divide.
Cell division occurs millions of times each day in the human body.
Each time, the cell is supposed to be in the prime of health – so any DNA damage has to be repaired first – and the 46 pairs of chromosomes in the cell have to be divided equally between its ‘daughters’.” More…