Researchers from the German Cancer Research Center are looking into which genes are responsible for the survival of cancer cells, according to a press release posted at ScienceBlog. The team found that the cells rely on the tension among specific protein fibers to multiply, and are hoping to develop anticancer drugs that specifically target these proteins. The idea is that once the proteins are switched off, the cancer cells will die, according to the release.

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