Kannur: A team of Indian researchers, led by Dr Sathees C Raghavan of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have identified a molecule which they claim will revolutionise the cure for cancer. The molecule has been named after "Sathees as SCR7" and a detailed account of it has been carried in the international scientific journal "Cell." "The discovery could be a major step in improvement of the existing regimens for cancer treatment," Sathees, an Assistant Professor of IISc, told reporters here yesterday. "We hope that this discovery represents a milestone in development of new generation drugs to treat cancer," Sathees, who hails from Kannur district in Kerala, said. Scientists world over believe that the double-strand break (DSB) of DNA is one of the most lethal form of DNA damage, resulting in drastic consequences such as genome instability, and cancer.
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