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Kuwait Academic Wins Prestigious Award On Cancer Research

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, May 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Dr. Laila Jaragh-Alhadad along with a joint research team of the Saudi Arabia's King Saud University have been chosen as winners of the ISSN International Research Awards (IIRAC) 2023, in India, the Kuwait University (KU) has announced.
In a press statement issued Monday, the KU said the award obtained by Alhadad, member of KU's Faculty of Science's Chemistry Department, and her team featuring Dr. Jamal Harisa and Fares Al-Enzi came after a "distinguished research on "design, synthesis, characterize and biologically evaluate anticancer agents that target small molecules which have essential roles elevating in cancer cell division".
These compounds were fully characterized chemically and physically in the Faculty of Science laboratories that were selected biologically on breast cancer cells to target proteins that increase growth in cells, namely heat shock 27, which is produced by cells when exposed to stress, and tubulin, which has a major role in cell division, according to the statement.
It pointed out that the results of the biological analysis showed that these compounds are known as anti-cancer as they inhibit the growth of breast cancer at a rate of less than 3.73 micromolar. (end)


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