New molecule fights oxidative stress; May lead to therapies for cancer and Alzheimer’s

1 octubre 2014

Breathing oxygen helps the body create energy for its cells. As a result of the breathing process, reactive molecules called ‘free radicals’ are produced that often cause damage to proteins and genes found in cells. This damage is known as oxidative stress. Free radicals also have been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Now, investigators have discovered a molecule that treats oxidative stress.