Scientist Created a “Supramolecule” Able to Defeat Cancer

Cancer has a double-edged strategy to get past the macrophages, the largest immune cells in the body. However, the scientists from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, US, might have found a way to outwit cancer cells.supramolecule that might be able to defeat cancer

A team of researchers developed a “supramolecule”, a chemical structure made of smaller molecules bond together similar to LEGO pieces. This molecule is able to block cancer cells’ specific signals. The researchers tested the supramolecule on mouse models with aggressive breast and skin cancer. The mice treated with the created molecule demonstrated complete inhibition of tumor growth and of formation of metastatic nodules.

Lead author of the study Ashish Kulkarni, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Massachusetts, says: “Clinicians are increasingly realizing that one drug or one-size-fits-all approach is not enough when combating cancer and that a combination immunotherapy, such as blocking two distinct targets in the same immune cell, is the future of immunology. Our approach capitalizes on this concept.”

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  1. Dr. Samadovaabditch

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