Control ALT, Delete Cancer

Treating cancer by shutting down the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway

Getting Your Sugar Fix

A guide to glycan microarrays

In Custody

Expert tips for isolating and culturing cancer stem cells

Two-Faced RNAs

The same microRNAs can have opposing roles in cancer.

Through a Spider’s Eyes

Deciphering how a jumping spider sees the world and processes visual information may yield insights into long-standing robotics problems.

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Scientists reengineer a Cas9 enzyme that naturally targets bacterial RNA to stymie hepatitis C inside human cells.

Scientists who evaluate National Institutes of Health grant applications often identify the projects that will have the biggest scientific impact, according to an analysis.

Researchers develop a method to selectively remove mutated mitochondrial DNA from the murine germline and single-celled mouse embryos.

T-cell receptor repertoires could help researchers determine whether a certain treatment will work for a given cancer patient. 

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Reengineered protein-shuttling machinery can be used to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells, according to a proof-of-principle study.

Embryo editing edition

Researchers identify a neural circuit that controls feelings of fullness in mice.

Researchers probe the neural roots of the ear-ringing condition in a man undergoing brain surgery.

Current Issue

April 2015

Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?

Personal drug regimens based on xenograft mice harboring a single patient’s tumor still need to prove their true utility in medicine.

If one out of three people develops cancer, that means two others don’t. Understanding why could lead to insights relevant to prevention and treatment.

Scientists make oxygen-filled microbubbles designed to increase tumor sensitivity to radiation.


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Hot topics in cancer research from the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research

Cornell researchers probe the brains of jumping spiders to gain insight into the arachnid's visual processing capabilities.

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Software provides simple but powerful solution for designing CRISPR experiments.

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