Biologists have found the "missing link" in the chemical system that enables animal cells to produce ribosomes - the thousands of protein factories in each cell that manufacture all of the proteins needed to build tissue and sustain life.
In a path-breaking discovery, biologists have created a new technology for modifying human cells to create therapeutics that could travel the body and selectively target and kill cancer cells without disrupting healthy cells.
Tobacco has been associated with and much maligned for causing cancers. Researchers have now found that the tobacco plant`s defence mechanism could well work in humans to destroy invading cancer cells.
Some believe cancer is incurable, quite a few think it is contagious and many others feel it can be caused by hair-dyes and anti-perspirants - myths like these expose our little knowledge about the much-feared disease which, if addressed timely, can be cured, doctors say.