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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Might Now Be Curable

Cancer is a very dangerous disease that should be treated and dealt with immediately. The disease occurs in many different forms and is rarely treatable. A very rare and dangerous form of cancer is acute lymphoblastic leukaemia which is cancer that occurs in blood cells. It occurs due to mutations of cells and genes in faults cells.

However, a recent study conducted by a team of researcher from the Lund University in Sweden, in cooperation with Karolinska Institutet, SciLifeLab and the University of Cambridge were able to find a new development that might cure the disease. The study focused on dating the proteins in DNAs to help understand them more. This included a total of 8000 genes and proteins.

This cancer is very common between children and is very dangerous, especially if it develops. The study was led by an associate professor at Lund University called Kajsa Paulsson who published the results in the Nature Communications journal. She commented on cancer saying that almost 25% of all children can develop a certain form of cancer at some age. The study of chromosomes can help identify the type of cancer conceded.

Dr. Kajsa commented on her results saying, “We have previously shown that the genes on the extra chromosomes control the development of leukaemia by becoming more active. This induces an imbalance in the cells which, for example, may then begin to divide faster. It is a newer field and examining the protein levels is more difficult.”