Damaged Cells Feel the Beat
Rhythm of a crucial anticancer protein can determine cell fateBy Harvard Medicine News July 2, 2012 |
Strike a piano key, and you produce a note. Hit it four times, and you’re playing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Hit it 400 times, and you’re in Philip Glass territory. Cells, too, can play different tunes with the same note, new research suggests, a finding with broad implications for our understanding of biological signaling and potential new therapies.