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  • Posted: 09/14/2012
NCI Cancer Center News

UNC scientists unearth cell death mystery that yields new suspect for cancer drug development

A mysterious form of cell death, coded in proteins and enzymes, led to a discovery by UNC researchers uncovering a prime suspect for new cancer drug development.

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