Defective 'protein factory' behind aggressive form of leukem
Scientists have identified a defect in the ribosome, the protein factory of the cell in 20 to 40 per cent of the patients with multiple myeloma - a type of leukemia.

These patients have a poorer prognosis than patients with intact ribosomes, the researchers said.

At the same time, they respond better to a drug that already exists, according to the new study by University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium....