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Starving leukemia to induce differentiation

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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Figure 1: Fasting regulates LEPR-mediated leukemia differentiation.

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Cheng, CW., Yilmaz, Ö. Starving leukemia to induce differentiation. Nat Med 23, 14–15 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm.4259

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