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Hong Kong Scientists Develop Drug To Starve Cancer Cells

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Hong Kong researchers say they have developed a drug capable of preventing cancer cells from growing by starving them of the nutrient arginine. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University scientists said they used the arginase enzyme to degrade arginine, producing urea as an end product. Their tests of the drug in cell cultures shows it can work for breast, cervical, colorectal, gastric, lung, pancreatic and skin cancers. The tests also showed the drug does not affect normal cells nearby. (Click here for more



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