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University of Warwick

Targeting the Microtubules

Caption: Researchers at Warwick Medical School have found that the minuscule tracks of a cellular railway system have a line of weakness, which tends to crack and cause the tracks to dissolve. Cancer drugs already target these microscopic railway tracks, which are called microtubules and are a thousand times thinner than a human hair.

Credit: Prof. Robert Cross, Warwick Medical School

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