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Roundworm unlocks pancreatic cancer pathway
Date:1/19/2011

e may be one mechanism in a simple organism like a worm, there are multiple mechanisms at work in humans. It's a great thing for us as people, because there is a great deal of redundancy in our biological systems that helps them self-repair and function better, but it makes it a lot harder to study what's going on at a basic level," Der notes.

"If this signaling works in a similar way in humans, the C. elegans model may be very powerful for helping us find new therapeutic targets for pancreatic cancer," he concludes.


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Contact: Ellen de Graffenreid
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919-962-3405
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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