PhD student at the Department of Chemistry in Ontario (Canada) at Queen’s University young researcher Caitlin Miron recently made one of the most recent discoveries the most revolutionary in recent years.
It was during an internship at the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology of Bordeaux (France), within the research team du Dr Jean-Louis Mergny, that Caitlin Miron identified a chemical compound that could “extinguish” cancerous cells to prevent their spread.
A chemical compound for extinguishing cancer cells
Caitlin Miron can be proud of her. Student ( PhD Student ) in chemistry at Queen’s University, it was during an internship at the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology of Bordeaux, France, that she was able to use an advanced technology of screening to examine a number of compounds from the laboratory of chemist Anne Petitjean at Queen’s University.
During her internship, she was able to discover a compound that surprisingly binds to the structure of four-stranded DNA, or G – quadruplex Â (G4, guanine quadruplex), which was associated with the development of cancer and other diseases. The official announcement to the press was made this November 2017.
To explain his discovery of Imagine, “Caitlin Miron compares single-stranded DNA to a necklace with beads (cells) that move all the way down until they touch a knot.” feel “cellular machines” moving along the DNA collar, it is possible to enter and untie this node, but in this case it becomes necessary to find a sort “super glue” to hold everything together What Caitlin Miron discovered is this “glue”.
A scientific discovery that could treat 95% of cancers in the next few years The principle of this discovery is that by binding the newly discovered compound or “super glue” to the quadruplex to secure the “ned” In the chain, scientists may be able to prevent the “cellular machinery” from reaching a particular section of the DNA to process it, which, in turn, would prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Scientists have studied quadruplex ligands as a possible treatment for cancer for several decades, but without such promising results. These results are really exciting and are at the forefront of this field.
Finally, While waiting to finalize this discovery in an official patent, the young researcher received an award for her outstanding innovation from Mitacs a national non-profit organization dedicated to In the meantime, thank Caitlin Miron for her passion, dedication, and dedication to making the world healthier.
© Health Nutrition Blog – Jimmy Braun – November 2017