Radioactive tracer drives cells to suicide

Anderson, Ian
December 1991
New Scientist;12/7/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1798, p24
Reports on research at the University of Queensland Medical School and the Queensland University of Technology in Australia which claims that phosphorus-32, a radioisotope commonly used as a tracer, is actually killing cells. Description of their experiments; Criticism of their results; The team's examination of ways to activate apoptosis in tumor cells.


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