Two Genes Conspire in Endometriosis and Cancer to Help Cells Migrate
Two Genes Conspire in Endometriosis and Cancer to Help Cells Migrate
The genes promote the migration of endothelial cells outside of the uterus, a characteristic of both endometriosis and endometrial cancers, a study of mice and human tissue finds.
Two Genes Conspire in Endometriosis and Cancer to Help Cells Migrate
Two Genes Conspire in Endometriosis and Cancer to Help Cells Migrate

The genes promote the migration of endothelial cells outside of the uterus, a characteristic of both endometriosis and endometrial cancers, a study of mice and human tissue finds.

The genes promote the migration of endothelial cells outside of the uterus, a characteristic of both endometriosis and endometrial cancers, a study of mice and human tissue finds.

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Image of the Day: More Ribosomes
Image of the Day: More Ribosomes
Chia-Yi Hou | May 10, 2019
An increased production of ribosomes may underlie cell migration and relate to cancer metastasis, according to a new study.
Stray Germ Cells May Seed Female-Biased Cancerous Cysts
Stray Germ Cells May Seed Female-Biased Cancerous Cysts
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2019
Similarities in gene expression hint at the origin of a certain type of pancreatic tumor that predominantly afflicts women.
Image of the Day: Cell Dance 
Image of the Day: Cell Dance 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 24, 2017
Scientists develop a micropatterning device to study cell behavior. 
Researchers Refute Proposed Neuron Migration Pathway
Researchers Refute Proposed Neuron Migration Pathway
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2017
A team of scientists was unable to replicate controversial, high-profile findings published in 2011.
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.
Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?
Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?
Jef Akst | Dec 11, 2014
Propolis, a natural product used by honeybees to repair their hives, stimulates hair growth in shaved mice.
Beach Reading
Beach Reading
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 1, 2013
A vacation from your lab doesn’t have to mean a break from fascinating developments on the life science front.
Fellow Travelers
Fellow Travelers
Dan Cossins | Feb 1, 2013
Collective cell migration relies on a directional signal that comes from the moving cluster, rather than from external cues.
Go Forth, Cells
Go Forth, Cells
Dan Cossins | Feb 1, 2013
Watch the cell transplant experiments in zebrafish that suggest certain embryonic cells rely on intrinsic directional cues for collective migration.