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International team finds a bioactive protein from ancient medicinal plant may help combat melanoma and other cancers

  • Posted: July 25, 2012

An international team led by scientists from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine, has found that a protein from the seeds of a plant used for centuries in traditional medicines may be able to halt the spread of melanoma, a lethal form of skin cancer. The study included collaborators from Nagoya University, the University of Michigan and GlaxoSmithKline. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey is an academic affiliate of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

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