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Algae Could One Day Help Fight Cancer
2012-12-10 15:08:04

[ Watch the Video: Biology Helping To Engineer Drugs ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Pond scum may be undervalued, but a team of scientists recently discovered it could have biological value. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently revealed that they have successfully genetically engineered algae that can make a complex, therapeutic drug that is anti-cancer. The researchers believe that the results of the experiment allow...

Genetic Cause Of Most Lethal Brain Tumor Discovered-- Could Lead To New Treatment
2012-07-26 13:46:21

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have discovered that some cases of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of primary brain cancer, are caused by the fusion of two adjacent genes. The study also found that drugs that target the protein produced by this genetic aberration can dramatically slow the growth of glioblastomas in mice. The findings were published today in the online edition of the journal Science. "Our findings are doubly important," said study...

2012-06-18 16:32:54

Alfonso Valencia's group discover proteins made by combining different genes in healthy cells and tissues To date this has been considered a rarity confined to anomalous processes like cancer The authors believe their finding opens a new line of research inquiry with multiple implications in Human Genomics and cancer Sequencing the human genome was just the first step. The next challenge is of the kind that makes history: to decode the genome, and understand how the information...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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