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Starving leukemia to induce differentiation

Nature Medicine volume 23, pages 1415 (2017) | Download Citation

A new study shows that fasting induces the differentiation and elimination of some types of leukemia in mice, which implicates fasting or its mimetics as a novel strategy for the treatment of this disease.

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  1. Chia-Wei Cheng and Ömer H. Yilmaz are at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT and Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Chia-Wei Cheng
    •  & Ömer H Yilmaz
  2. Ömer H. Yilmaz is also in the Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Ömer H Yilmaz

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