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2014-04-07 12:43:00

Wistar Findings Suggest Link between Colon Microbiome and Genome Stability Colorectal cancer develops in what is probably the most complex environment in the human body, a place where human cells cohabitate with a colony of approximately 10 trillion bacteria, most of which are unknown. At the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in San Diego, researchers from The Wistar Institute will present findings that suggest the colon “microbiome” of gut bacteria can...

Scientists Identify Potent Driver Of Metastasis
2014-03-10 12:44:42

The Wistar Institute Protein Correlates with Breast, Bladder, Melanoma, and Thyroid Tumors An international team of researchers led by scientists at The Wistar Institute have discovered and defined LIMD2, a protein that can drive metastasis, the process where tumors spread throughout the body. Their study, published in the March issue of the journal Cancer Research, defines the structure of LIMD2 and correlates the protein in metastatic bladder, melanoma, breast, and thyroid tumors....

2014-02-04 08:34:33

BURLINGAME, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleave Biosciences today announced Alessandra Cesano, M.D., Ph.D. has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Cesano is a board certified medical oncologist and holds a Ph.D. in Tumor Immunology. She has 20 years of experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries advancing oncology drug candidates through late-stage development at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Idec and Amgen. Prior to Cleave, Dr. Cesano...

2013-02-18 13:04:14

Links for disease and role in embryonic development Long segments of RNA– encoded in our DNA but not translated into protein–are key to physically manipulating DNA in order to activate certain genes, say researchers at The Wistar Institute. These non-coding RNA-activators (ncRNA-a) have a crucial role in turning genes on and off during early embryonic development, researchers say, and have also been connected with diseases, including some cancers, in adults. In an online...

2012-05-08 23:56:09

Untangling the root cause of rheumatoid arthritis has been a difficult task for immunologists, as decades of research has pointed to multiple culprits in our immune system, with contradictory lines of evidence. Now, researchers at The Wistar Institute announce that it takes a diverse array of regulatory T cells (a specialized subset of white blood cells) to prevent the immune system from generating the tissue-specific inflammation that is a hallmark of the disease.  Regulatory T cell...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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