Brain tumours’ shared metabolic tricks hint at new approach to treatment

Anne Li                                                                                     November 3rd, 2017


When we hear the word ‘metabolism’, food is likely to be the first thing that springs to mind. But there’s much more to metabolism than getting energy from what we eat. Metabolism spans all of the biochemical reactions happening in our bodies right now. It covers the energy we generate by breaking down big molecules from our diet, but also how we use that energy to make everything our cells need to keep ticking over. This means that metabolism can act as a barometer for cellular health. And a cell turning cancerous can shift these signals in tell-tale ways.


See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/10/25/brain-tumours-shared-metabolic-tricks-hint-at-new-approach-to-treatment/

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