- Answers of Biology can be found in Evolution,
- Answers of a living organism can be found in its cells,
- And answers of a cell can be found in its DNA.
My primary area of research might revolve around DNA, which if it binds with an anti-tumor drug can suppress the activity of cancer cells. Developing a drug that has the capability to bind with deoxyribonucleic acid, at any stage of cancer development, can prove as a boon for the entire human race.
Another area of research might be autophagy. The recent 2016 Nobel Prize on autophagy (meaning ‘self-eating’) has spurred in me an interest to explore this as an option to prevent/cure cancer. How cancer cells can be stimulated or made to undergo autophagy can be a good question for me to explore. Mammalian Target of Rapamycin protein (mTOR) is a key regulator of autophagy and can be used to study further its molecular mechanisms in specific cancer cell types.
Cancer is a major scourge across the globe and a permanent cure will alleviate the humans perpetually. Working towards developing a cancer-free world, will be an asset.
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