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University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers discover how some bacteria can promote cancer

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers discover how some bacteria can promote cancer

Potentially groundbreaking research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has shown for the first time how a bacterial infection contributes to the development of cancer.

The discovery, made by Institute of Human Virology researchers, explains how certain bacteria interfere with infected cells’ ability to respond to and repair DNA, a problem that can cause cancer. The team plans to work next to determine whether there are similar connections between other types of bacteria and cancer development.

The finding offers the possibility of an avenue for research that eventually could allow doctors to reduce the incidence of cancers associated with bacteria and perhaps...

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