Artificial anti-cancer molecules created - They self-assemble and act like your body's natural defense

08/04/2014 - 00:00

  The chemists, led by Professor Peter Scott at the University of Warwick, UK, have been able to produce molecules that have a similar structure to peptides which are naturally produced in the body to fight cancer and infection.<br><br>Published in Nature Chemistry, the molecules produced in the research have proved effective against <a href="">colon cancer cells</a> in laboratory tests, in collaboration with Roger Phillips at the Institute for Cancer Therapeutics, Bradford, UK.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON PHYS.ORG</a><br><br>Asymmetric triplex metallohelices with high and selective activity against cancer cells, Nature Chemistry, <br><a href="">DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2024</a><br>