A breast milk protein that sustains life could also prevent death

3 March 2015

Professor Thomas Preiss and Rina Soetanto were part of a team that has discovered a protein that has a key role to play in the body's immune system has now been found to be critical for sustaining milk production in the breast, a function essential for the survival of mammalian species.

Published on Tuesday in the journal Nature Cell Biology the findings raise the prospect of the protein becoming an important target for medical researchers working on new anti-cancer drugs.

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