Nature Cell Biology http://wunc.org en UNC-Duke Study Finds Cellular Process Linked to Cancer http://wunc.org/post/unc-duke-study-finds-cellular-process-linked-cancer <p>A team of researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke have taken a step forward in targeting diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's. Scientists studied parts of human cells called mitochondria, which produce a cell's energy. The study found a protein linked to cancer causes mitochondria to divide. Duke Medicine doctor David Kashatus says that division can cause cancer cells to form under the right conditions.<br> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8243 at http://wunc.org