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Brains of three-day-old adult flies. Left: Healthy specimens. Center: animals with a brain tumor. Right: Brain tumor after reduction of SPT5 levels. Green coloring shows central brain regions. Red coloring shows the cerebral cortex, which is strongly expanded by the tumor.

MYC proteins play an important role in many types of cancer. A research team at the University of Würzburg has now succeeded in indirectly influencing these proteins - with clear consequences for the tumor.


In the immune system's fight against cancer and infections, the T cells often lose their power. The team of Würzburg immunologist Martin Vaeth has found a possible explanation for this phenomenon.