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MiNT protein a fresh target to attack disease

December 18, 2017

A potent protein that resides in a cell's mitochondria is the most recent link to be detailed in a cycle that manages iron and reactive oxygen species. Because the process can be hijacked by cancer and other diseases, the research could lead to new disease-fighting strategies. Full Story

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