The neuronal coverings that mediate synaptic changes are involved in everything from memory to psychiatric disorders, affecting autism, Alzheimer’s, and addiction.
Multidrug combinations lead to better results for cancer patients, but efficiently identifying them is proving difficult.
Macrophages play numerous roles within tumors, leaving cancer researchers with a choice: eliminate the cells or recruit them.
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2018 issue of The Scientist.
The research enterprise surrounding cancer spreads and changes as it explores multiple facets of the complex disease.
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A controversial hypothesis suggests that jellyfish may one day rule the oceans, and Mola mola may tell us if we are approaching a tipping point.
The artificially motorized cells may one day help fight cancers in the female reproductive tract.
Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.
Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.
In addition to programs geared towards transforming biologists into bioinformaticians, students need more raw material available for their education.
A new device uses anchored nanowires to capture extracellular vesicles from pee for microRNA analysis.
In the presence of cytosolic DNA, cancer cells activate antiviral pathways that disguise them as immune cells.
Mice treated with an immunostimulant had better outcomes when researchers blocked the expression of TNFR2, a compound that helps tumors evade immune attack.
Mice with cancer whose KRAS proteins couldn’t link together had much better survival outcomes than those whose oncogenic mutant paired with wild-type KRAS.
Motivated by his father’s cancer diagnosis, the Francis Crick Institute cancer geneticist has been revealing the ways tumors evolve and why they are so difficult to treat.
The University of Minnesota researcher is on the front lines in the fight against the disease.
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With three recent FDA approvals, and a number of Phase 3 trials ongoing, the drugs are seeing a surge in interest.
After I was diagnosed with brain cancer and started to lose my mental health, the importance of my job came into clear focus.
William Halsted’s approach to mastectomy took the medical world by storm at the turn of the last century.