Navigation system used by cancer, nerve cells, uncovered by scientists

25 agosto 2014

A study in C. elegans worms identifies a ‘roving detection system’ on the surface of worm cells that may point to new ways of treating diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The study sheds light on the molecular mechanisms that enable both normal and cancerous cells to break through normal tissue boundaries and burrow into other tissues and organs.