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July 1, 2014

For cancer patients, sugar-coated cells are deadly

Every living cell’s surface has a protein-embedded membrane that’s covered in polysaccharide chains – a literal sugar coating. A new study found this coating is especially thick and pronounced on cancer cells – leading to a more lethal cancer. Read more at Science Daily.

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