Bisrat Debeb Models How Cancer Spreads to the Brain
Bisrat Debeb Models How Cancer Spreads to the Brain
From his student days in veterinary medicine in Ethiopia to running a lab on metastasis at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Debeb has a passion for understanding how living things work.
Bisrat Debeb Models How Cancer Spreads to the Brain
Bisrat Debeb Models How Cancer Spreads to the Brain

From his student days in veterinary medicine in Ethiopia to running a lab on metastasis at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Debeb has a passion for understanding how living things work.

From his student days in veterinary medicine in Ethiopia to running a lab on metastasis at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Debeb has a passion for understanding how living things work.

cancer stem cells
Leukemia Relapses May Arise From Specialized Cells
Sukanya Charuchandra | Dec 1, 2018
Targeting the transient group of cells could prevent recurrence of the disease.
Antibody Therapy Targets Cancer Stem Cells: Study
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 15, 2017
CT16 appears to eliminate cancer stem cells more effectively than radiation therapy in vitro and has shown promise in mice.
More Than Skin Deep
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2016
Elaine Fuchs has worked on adult stem cells since before they were so named, figuring out how multipotent epidermal cells renew or turn into skin or hair follicles.
Fuchs on the Future
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2016
Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics
In Custody
Wudan Yan | Apr 1, 2015
Expert tips for isolating and culturing cancer stem cells
Stem Cell Alter Egos
Abby Olena | Apr 1, 2014
Researchers show that cancer stem cells can exist in two distinct and interconvertible states.
Master of Fate
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2013
While tracing the tricky and sometimes surprising paths of multipotent cells in the skin, mammary gland, and heart, Cédric Blanpain has repeatedly turned the stem cell field on its head.
 
Waking Cancer Cells
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
A protein called Coco rouses dormant breast cancer cells in the lung.
Stem Cells Not Needed for Cancer
Ruth Williams | Oct 18, 2012
Fully developed neurons can revert to stem cell-like states and give rise to brain tumors.
Cancer Stem Cells Really Do Exist?
Sabrina Richards | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers track tumors as they develop, providing more support for the idea that cells with stem-cell-like properties underlie cancer growth and recurrence.
Agents Provocateurs
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2012
Asking pointed questions is a key part of the scientific process.
The Two Faces of Metastasis
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
During development, the cells of an embryo change their pattern of gene expression, which allows them to detach from their original location and migrate to another part of the embryo, where the pattern changes again to allow formation of a new organ.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.