Targets Acquired

     Dr. Steinmetz et al. at the Centre for Genomic Regulation and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have produced a new single-cell transcription method, MutaSeq, that identifies healthy stem cells versus cancer stem cells.  Tissues such as the intestinal

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Wakey Wakey

A recent study from the National University of Singapore has shown that the protein encoding gene KMT5A, along with a handful of other genes, enables neural stem cells (NSCs) to switch between quiescence and proliferation. This process is essential for

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On Men and Rhythm

Recent studies at the Sydney Kimmel Cancer-Jefferson Health (SKCC) have shown that the circadian clock gene (CRY1) promotes tumor progression by altering DNA repair. The “circadian clock” in question is how our bodies’ processes synchronize with the day/night cycle and

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A Triumphant STING

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have recently discovered that activating an immune signaling pathway called STING can enhance the ability of genetically engineered T cells (CAR T cells) to eradicate breast cancer in mice. Originally, CAR T cells

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