Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
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.
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies

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.

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.

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Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
The company Cell Vault offers to hold consumers’ T cells for later use, but scientists suggest the service would benefit very few users.
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2019
Fly avatars bearing multiple genetic changes akin to those of a cancer patient lead to a tailor-made treatment that has shrunk the patient’s tumors.
Infographic: Inside Melanoma Invasion
Infographic: Inside Melanoma Invasion
Catherine Offord | Mar 31, 2017
See what cytokine activity and cellular starvation have to do with cancer metastasis.
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. 
Radiation-Fighting Drug
Radiation-Fighting Drug
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 16, 2014
A hydroxylase inhibitor that prolongs the action of a gut-protective protein shows promise in mice as a treatment for radiation poisoning.
Nano-vehicles for Cancer Drugs
Nano-vehicles for Cancer Drugs
James Netterwald | May 20, 2013
Experimental cancer therapeutics delivered to tumors via nanoparticles could provide a safer and more effective therapy than conventional chemotherapy.
AACR Talk
AACR Talk
The Scientist Staff | Apr 11, 2013
Some notable quotes from this week’s meeting on cancer research
Chicken Virus Attacks Cancer Cells
Chicken Virus Attacks Cancer Cells
Bob Grant | Apr 9, 2013
Researchers have genetically engineered a virus that is deadly to chickens and found that it can kill prostate cancer in vitro.
Q&A: The Cancer Tradeoff
Q&A: The Cancer Tradeoff
Chris Palmer | Apr 3, 2013
Physicist-turned-oncologist Robert Austin argues that cancer is a natural consequence of our rapid evolution.