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Lasker Award winner Piet Borst sits at his desk.
Piet Borst Wins a Lasker Award for Scientific Excellence
This year's Lasker~Koshland Award for Special Achievement was awarded to Piet Borst for his stellar work on cell organelles, trypanosomes, and cancer drug resistance.
Piet Borst Wins a Lasker Award for Scientific Excellence
Piet Borst Wins a Lasker Award for Scientific Excellence

This year's Lasker~Koshland Award for Special Achievement was awarded to Piet Borst for his stellar work on cell organelles, trypanosomes, and cancer drug resistance.

This year's Lasker~Koshland Award for Special Achievement was awarded to Piet Borst for his stellar work on cell organelles, trypanosomes, and cancer drug resistance.

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Piet Borst sits at his desk.
A Journey With Metabolism, Parasites, and Cancer
Laura Tran, PhD | Dec 4, 2023 | 7 min read
Piet Borst led stellar work on cell organelles, trypanosomes, and cancer drug resistance during the golden age of biology.
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Alex Muir Explores Cancer Cells’ Menu
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Mar 1, 2023 | 3 min read
The University of Chicago cell biologist is studying how the nutrients available to cancers influence their growth. 
Scanning electron micrograph showing cancer cell attached to T call via nanotube
Cancer Cell Nanotubes Hijack Mitochondria from Immune Sentinels
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Nov 30, 2021 | 3 min read
The mitochondria stolen via these tiny connections give tumor cells a metabolic boost while the T cells are left weakened, according to in vitro experiments.
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Edmond Fischer, Biochemist and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 101
Lisa Winter | Aug 31, 2021 | 2 min read
Fischer was recognized for his work with reversible protein phosphorylation.
Analyzing Biological Systems with Flow Cytometry
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences | Jul 19, 2021 | 1 min read
Single-cell analysis provides a superior view of heterogeneous cell populations.
A Different Way of Doing Things
Kivan├ž Birsoy and David M. Sabatini | Apr 1, 2016 | 10 min read
Cancer cells exhibit altered metabolic processes that may serve as promising targets for new therapies.
Cartographer of Metabolic Pathways Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 4, 2012 | 1 min read
A biochemist who mapped the ways in which molecular pathways interact passed away at age 96.
Live Slow, Die Old
Ed Yong | May 17, 2012 | 3 min read
Ancient bacteria living in deep-sea sediments are alive—but with metabolisms so slow that it’s hard to tell.
Biota Babble
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012 | 2 min read
Editor's choice in immunology
Fasting Heightens Chemotherapy Benefits
Hannah Waters | Feb 8, 2012 | 3 min read
Starvation paired with cancer drugs slowed or stopped unchecked cell growth in yeast and mouse models of cancer, outpacing or matching the isolated effects of chemo.
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