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In the presence of cytosolic DNA, cancer cells activate antiviral pathways that disguise them as immune cells.

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Contributors

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2018

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2018 issue of The Scientist.

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A new device uses anchored nanowires to capture extracellular vesicles from pee for microRNA analysis.

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Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.

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Metastatic Knowledge

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2018

The research enterprise surrounding cancer spreads and changes as it explores multiple facets of the complex disease.

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Mutant RAS Proteins Team Up for Oncogenicity

By Jim Daley | April 1, 2018

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.

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Of Mice and Metastasis

By Amanda B. Keener | April 1, 2018

Tools for studying how cancer spreads

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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.

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The artificially motorized cells may one day help fight cancers in the female reproductive tract.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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