What is cancer?
Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to spread to other parts of the body. The development of cancer is a complex process, which causes minor mistakes in an otherwise well-functioning network of cellular processes.
A recent research of galectin 3, exemplifies the ability of neutron crystallography to enhance our understanding of proteins implicated in various cancers.
Another research was a study of protein kinase G II from the protein kinase family. This protein, if not activated well it can increase the risk of stomach cancer, that’s why researchers are keen to understand the intricacies of how this protein interacts with its known activators, enabling drug developers to exploit this information in future cancer therapy treatments.