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Possible treatment for blood cancer?

January 5, 2009 8:06:50 AM PST
Grape seed extract may one day provide a new treatment for blood cancer.Scientists at the University of Kentucky found that more than three-quarters of lab leukemia cells exposed to grape seed extract died within 24 hours. The cells killed themselves without harming other cells.

The extract activates a protein that regulates the cell-signaling pathway that leads to cell death.

Experts say the research is still preliminary, but it is very promising.

The study appears in the January issue of Clinical Cancer Research.


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