Cell dis­cov­ery is good news

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

NEW types of medicines could be de­vel­oped fol­low­ing a sur­prise dis­cov­ery about the com­plex make-up of cells, sci­en­tists said to­day. Re­searchers study­ing the in­ter­ac­tion of cell pro­teins, which en­able hu­man cells to func­tion, found that pro­teins com­mu­ni­cate through a com­plex net­work of chem­i­cal mes­sages. sci­en­tists said drugs could have a greater ef­fect on cell func­tion by tar­get­ing groups of pro­teins which work to­gether, rather than in­di­vid­ual pro­teins.

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