New Clues May Lead To Leukemia Drugs, Treatment

September 18, 2008

Stanford University researchers have announced that they have new clues which could lead to leukemia drugs, and new treatment methods..Boston (ChattahBox) – Stanford University researchers have announced that they have new clues which could lead to leukemia drugs, and new treatment methods.

Researchers from Stanford Universityy in California have made a big discovery in understanding leukemia.

They have found that an enzyme, glycogen synthsae kinase 3 (GSK3) helps with promoting the development of leukemia.

Scientists originally believed that this enzyme would protect against cancer.

Researchers are going to take this new information and use it to try and target it in the body of humans, with new drugs and treatment.

The enzyme is said to cause 5% to 10% of all leukemia cases in adults and children.

The study has been published in the journal Nature.


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