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Cholesterol drugs could help Tassie devils – 7NEWS.com.au

Australian and Spanish researchers have found drugs to lower cholesterol could slow the spread of the deadly facial tumour disease in Tasmanian devils.

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Drugs to lower cholesterol in people could slow the spread of the deadly facial tumour disease in Tasmanian devils.
Australian and Spanish scientists studied the molecular and metabolic mechanisms of the disease and found the facial tumour cells need a minimum amount of cholesterol to multiply.
If cholesterol synthesis is drastically reduced, the tumours don’t grow.
The research, largely undertaken at Brisbane’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, has been published in the scientific journal…

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