Image of the Day: Stomach Stem Cells
Image of the Day: Stomach Stem Cells
A mouse model demonstrates that mutations in stomach stem cells can drive gastric cancer growth.
Image of the Day: Stomach Stem Cells
Image of the Day: Stomach Stem Cells

A mouse model demonstrates that mutations in stomach stem cells can drive gastric cancer growth.

A mouse model demonstrates that mutations in stomach stem cells can drive gastric cancer growth.

cancer biology
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Ashley Yeager | Feb 12, 2020
The Harvard Medical School researcher’s work on the genetic basis of protein coding and production led him to make groundbreaking discoveries in immunology, molecular biology, and cancer genetics.
New Report Counters Claims on the Origin of Gastric Cancer
New Report Counters Claims on the Origin of Gastric Cancer
Diana Kwon | Feb 12, 2020
Several studies have supported the idea that “chief” cells in the stomach revert to stem cells and lead to cancer, but new results do not observe such dedifferentiation.
Biochemist Stanley Cohen Dies
Biochemist Stanley Cohen Dies
Catherine Offord | Feb 10, 2020
The Vanderbilt University professor was awarded a Nobel Prize for his discovery of epidermal growth factor.
Researchers Find Cell-Free Mitochondria Floating in Human Blood
Researchers Find Cell-Free Mitochondria Floating in Human Blood
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 6, 2020
The functional, respiring organelles appear to be present in the blood of healthy people, but their function is yet unclear.
CRISPR-Edited Cells for Cancer Therapy Safe in Humans: Trial
CRISPR-Edited Cells for Cancer Therapy Safe in Humans: Trial
Ashley Yeager | Feb 6, 2020
In the first clinical study of its kind in the US, researchers used CRISPR to modify CAR T cells to make them more potent against cancer, but the clinical benefits are unknown.
Most Comprehensive Analysis of Cancer Genomes to Date
Most Comprehensive Analysis of Cancer Genomes to Date
Jef Akst | Feb 5, 2020
An interrogation of the whole genomes of more than 2,600 cancers yields clues about the genetic drivers of malignancy, how tumors evolve, and more.
Image of the Day: Tumor Vasculature
Image of the Day: Tumor Vasculature
Amy Schleunes | Jan 24, 2020
Researchers use a cutting-edge technique to map the blood vessels of brain tumors as patients are awake during surgery with the hope of reducing damage to adjacent tissues.
Side Effect of CAR T Therapy Caused by Pyroptosis: Mouse Study
Side Effect of CAR T Therapy Caused by Pyroptosis: Mouse Study
Kerry Grens | Jan 20, 2020
The immunotherapy induces a form of cell death in leukemia cells in mice that triggers cytokine release syndrome, a dangerous inflammatory reaction that occurs in some patients.
Grad Student Arrested Trying to Smuggle Specimens to China
Grad Student Arrested Trying to Smuggle Specimens to China
Kerry Grens | Jan 2, 2020
Prosecutors say two other researchers from the same cancer lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center successfully stole material and brought it to China.