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Protein once thought to be exclusive to neurons helps some cancers grow and spread.

Regulation and control of the body and its processes are overseen by electrochemical signals across synapses, the dynamic spaces between nerve cells.  Now, two studies from researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center shows cancer cells can repurpose tools of neuronal communication to fuel aggressive tumor growth and spread.  The team states they found cancer cells are taking a page from the

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