cancer, ecology
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.
Managing Methylation
Managing Methylation
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
A long noncoding RNA associated with DNA methylation has the power to regulate colon cancer growth in vitro.
Telomerase Overdrive
Telomerase Overdrive
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 1, 2016
Two mutations in a gene involved in telomere extension reverse the gene’s epigenetic silencing.
Second Contagious Cancer Found in Tasmanian Devils
Second Contagious Cancer Found in Tasmanian Devils
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 29, 2015
A second fatal, transmissible cancer has been identified in the already endangered species.  
Cancer Not Just “Bad Luck”
Cancer Not Just “Bad Luck”
Jef Akst | Dec 18, 2015
A new study refutes one published earlier this year that claimed random mutations were at the root of many tumors.
Eminent Cancer Researcher Dies
Eminent Cancer Researcher Dies
Bob Grant | Dec 16, 2015
Indiana University’s David Flockhart, a pioneer of personalized medicine, has passed away at age 63. 
Watching Cancer on the Move
Watching Cancer on the Move
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2015
Fibroblasts help tumors metastasize by paving a “migration highway” through the extracellular matrix, scientists report.
Science Historian Dies
Science Historian Dies
Karen Zusi | Dec 9, 2015
Lisa Jardine, former chair of the U.K.’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, has passed away at age 71.
Owl Be Darned
Owl Be Darned
The Scientist Staff | Dec 4, 2015
Researchers studying city-dwelling birds are learning about which animals are more suited to urban life.
Reproducibility Initiative Shrinks
Reproducibility Initiative Shrinks
Kerry Grens | Dec 3, 2015
Budget issues are limiting the number of studies the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology will try to re-do.