Published on: Aug 20, 2014 at International Business Times UK

Columbia U scientists discover Botox suppresses the growth of gastric cancer

By : International Business Times UK

Researchers have found a novel approach to treating gastric cancer – using Botox.

Normally used commercially for cosmetic and medical procedures, a study has found the Botulinum toxin successfully suppressed growth of cancer stem cells in mice.

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that cancer growth could be curbed by eliminating the signals sent by nerves linked to cancerous stem cells.

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