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Elephants have a unique gene that may hold the answer to curing cancer.
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Elephants have a unique gene that may hold the answer to curing cancer.

Elephants are unexpectedly cancer-resistant considering their vast size and extended lifespans; therefore, their DNA may hold the key to preventing malignancies. According to a press release from the University of Oxford, a group of scientists from seven different research institutions used bioinformatic modeling to investigate the molecular relationships of the p53 protein, which is known to protect the body against cancers. According to research that was published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, the researchers described how 20 different molecules that are specific to elephants are activated for increased sensitivity and responsiveness against carcinogenic situations. If this is investigated further, it may have a wide range of effects on how people with cancer are treated. ...