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Brain tumors die when they can’t make fat from carbs

But the new experimental drug may not work for all patients

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

Big news for MIT researchers testing an investigational drug to treat aggressive brain tumors — the treatment chokes tumor growth and makes them more susceptible to other anticancer drugs.

The mechanism of how the drug (for now known by the code YTX-7739) works was published in the…



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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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