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Protein 'Switches' Could Turn Cancer Cells Into Tiny Chemotherapy Factories

(Science Daily) Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a protein "switch" that instructs cancer cells to produce their own anti-cancer medication.
In lab tests, the researchers showed that these switches, working from inside the cells, can activate a powerful cell-killing drug when the device detects a marker linked to cancer. The goal, the scientists said, is to deploy a new type of weapon that causes cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing healthy tissue.
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