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Finding a way to STING tumor growth. – Brinkwire

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The immune protein STING has long been noted for helping protect against viruses and tumors by signaling a well-known immune molecule. Now, UT Southwestern scientists have revealed that STING also activates a separate pathway, one that directly kills tumor-fighting immune cells. Among other implications, the finding could lead to development of longer-lasting immunotherapies to fight cancer.
“This is a major surprise for the field and really broadens what is known about STING,” says study leade…

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