N-WASP makes headlines

Work from Laura Machesky's lab at the Beatson has featured in a recent STV story.

Laura and her group are studying how cells move and how cancer spreads to other parts of the body, something that makes the disease particularly difficult to treat.

In this piece of work, the Machesky lab found high levels of a protein called N-WASP in breast cancer cells. They were then able to show, using state-of-the-art microscopy, that the protein is important in allowing cancer cells to move and spread around the body. This means that targeting N-WASH might lead to new ways to treat cancer and stop its spread.

More details can be found on the STV website.

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