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Huntsman Cancer Institute study in zebrafish finds a new compound showing promise in leukemia

  • Posted: April 10, 2012

A new compound, studied in zebrafish, shows promise in patient leukemia samples when current treatments fail, say researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Their report appears online in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology... The researchers used a novel approach that may have a broad range of potential future applications in identifying new drugs for cancer treatment: a line of zebrafish in which immature T cells glow green under fluorescent light.

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