Tuesday the International Journal of Cancer published the CSBL’s most recent research, “Cancer may be a pathway to cell survival under persistent hypoxia and elevated ROS: A model for solid-cancer initiation and early development” authored by Chi Zhang, Sha Cao, Bryan P. Toole and Ying Xu. This paper identifies three new insights about cancer using bioinformatics:
- Why human and mouse get cancer but fish, turtle or bear do not;
- The ultimate reasons of why people can have cancer; and
- A missing link in Warburg’s speculation 50 years ago regarding altered energy metabolisms and cell proliferation — it is the synthesis, export and degradation of hyaluronic acids.
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