cancer, ecology
Week in Review: February 22–26
Week in Review: February 22–26
Jef Akst | Feb 26, 2016
Questions about how E. coli evolves; spermatids in a dish; fighting bacteria with virus-like molecule; what drives metastasis; antibodies fight Ebola in monkeys
Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis
Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2016
Clinical cases link immune changes to a cancer’s spread through the body, but find no role for so-called “driver” mutations.
Author Nets Seven Retractions
Author Nets Seven Retractions
Kerry Grens | Feb 22, 2016
Biochemical Pharmacology pulls papers coauthored by a scientist whose work has been under investigation at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Turning Tumor Cells Against Cancer
Turning Tumor Cells Against Cancer
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 8, 2016
In mice, cancer cells genetically modified to express an anticancer cytokine home to tumors and can reduce their growth. 
Cancer Detected in Naked Mole Rats
Cancer Detected in Naked Mole Rats
Kerry Grens | Feb 8, 2016
Two captive males of the cancer-resistant species have shown signs of malignant tumors.
Keep Off the Grass
Keep Off the Grass
Tracy Vence | Feb 1, 2016
Ecologists focused on grasslands urge policymakers to keep forestation efforts in check.
Fungal Security Force
Fungal Security Force
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
In yew trees, Taxol-producing fungi function as an immune system to ward off pathogens.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2016
What Should a Clever Moose Eat?, The Illusion of God's Presence, GMO Sapiens, and Why We Snap
Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins
Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2016
Researchers have developed a technique to visualize the origin of melanoma in zebrafish, throwing light on a genetic switch for cancer.
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. Age: 37