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Targeting cancer mechanisms

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Duration: 0:05:46 | Added: 07 Jan 2016
Professor Robert Gilbert's research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying membrane pore formation and cell adhesion.

Switching mechanisms within our cells are in part responsible for their development. MicroRNAs control a whole set of proteins associated with stem cell biology, particularly cancer stem cells. Targeting these components raises the potential for new anti-cancer therapeutics, which work by switching off protein production rather than inhibiting them later.

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