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Proteins May Hold Key to Mesothelioma Susceptibility

Altered cellular proteins may reveal clues as to why some people exposed to asbestos get mesothelioma, while others don’t. That is the conclusion of new research conducted in China. Asbestos has long been known to cause mesothelioma, but the mechanisms by which it does so remain largely a mystery. For instance, scientists have been at a loss to say why some people can work around asbestos for years with no ill effects, while others with the same level of exposure contract malignant mesothelioma. Understanding why this happens may not only help predict who is at higher risk, but may also give doctors new targets for treatments. Now, research from China is shedding new light on the subject. The researchers focused … Continue reading Proteins May Hold Key to Mesothelioma Susceptibility »