The 'Flightless' Molecule Helps Contain Diseases

 - Aug 2, 2012
References: eurekalert.org & gizmodo
The FASEB Journal has published research on what is now known as the 'flightless' molecule. One of the most problematic aspects of cancer is its spread. If contained to a certain area of the body, it is far easier to treat, and can lead to healthier outcomes or even full recoveries. This is precisely what this niche of atoms does.

Scientists have developed an interest in the literally sticky properties of flightless molecules. By making cancerous cells gel together, they mitigate the concerning spread of the disease. Researchers hope to build on these regulation properties, and to incorporate them in the future development of medication. The likeliness of survival will be dramatically increased should such a drug come to fruition.