To stop cancer: Block its messages

A potential drug molecule has been discovered that stops cancer cells, but not healthy ones, from getting their ‚mail.‘ The average living cell needs communication skills: It must transmit a constant stream of messages quickly and efficiently from its outer walls to the inner nucleus, where most of the day-to-day decisions are made. But this rapid, long-distance communication system leaves itself open to mutations that can give rise to a „spam attack“ that promotes cancer, the researchers say. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)