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SCIENTISTS EXPLAIN A DRUG'S PARADOXICAL ACTION: DISCOVERY MAY LEAD TO NEW THERAPIES FOR BREAST CANC

Scientists at UC San Francisco, working with a new experimental model that turns yeast cells into little versions of human adrenal glands, have learned how the drug medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) inhibits one of the key enzymes necessary to produce steroid hormones.

Finding Reveals Broader Role of Telomerase Enzyme, Suggesting New Target for Extending Life Span of Cell

Researchers at UC San Francisco have determined that telomerase - the enzyme brought to fame last year when scientists demonstrated that its insertion into normal cells extended the healthy life span of the cells indefinitely - can wield its power in an unexpected way.

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