The most dangerous and deadly stage of a tumour is when it spreads around the body.
They said the impact was "dramatic" but there was "a lot more work to be done".
The team at
When these sticky spheres were injected into the blood, they latched on to white blood cells.
Tests showed that in the rough and tumble of the bloodstream, the white blood cells would bump into any tumour cells which had broken off the main tumour and were trying to spread.
The research showed the resulting contact with the Trail protein then triggered the death of the tumour cells.
The study is published in the Proceedings of the
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