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Longtime HIV researcher makes a breakthrough cancer discovery

“Mutant variants of human cells”: the phrase conjures up images of a bad sci-fi movie. But Reuben Harris, Ph.D., a member of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, has been studying cell mutations for more than 20 years, and his recent finding is more akin to an Oscar-winning blockbuster.

So remarkable is his work that the prestigious journal Nature—widely considered the journal of note for scientists—in February published his discovery that a protein that occurs naturally in the body appears to be a driver for more than half of breast cancers he studied. This breakthrough could lead to new diagnostic tools and, potentially, new treatments for breast cancer.

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