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.

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Simple Spit Test Could Diagnose Concussions
Simple Spit Test Could Diagnose Concussions
Asher Jones | Mar 24, 2021
A noninvasive saliva test accurately identified concussions in a study of hundreds of rugby players.
Blood MicroRNA Patterns Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Blood MicroRNA Patterns Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2020
A finding of distinct patterns of gene-regulating RNA snippets in the blood of ME/CFS patients in response to a stress test could pave the way for a diagnostic tool for the condition and help untangle its underlying mechanisms.
Q&A: How Animals Change in Space
Q&A: How Animals Change in Space
Jef Akst | Nov 25, 2020
Weill Cornell Medicine geneticist Christopher Mason speaks with The Scientist about a bolus of new work on the physiological, cellular, and molecular effects of leaving Earth.
Adult Humans Can Regenerate Cartilage: Study
Adult Humans Can Regenerate Cartilage: Study
Shawna Williams | Oct 10, 2019
Collagen inside ankles has more turnover than that in hips, thanks to the action of microRNAs.
Scientists Take Aim at Disease-Causing RNAs Using Small-Molecule Drugs
Scientists Take Aim at Disease-Causing RNAs Using Small-Molecule Drugs
Claire Asher | Apr 1, 2019
Renewed interest from the biotech industry sparks hope for drugging the nucleic acid to treat cancer and other conditions.
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 21, 2018

A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice shows infection leads to amyloid-β build up.

Extracting Exosomes to Detect Signs of Cancer in Urine
Extracting Exosomes to Detect Signs of Cancer in Urine
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2018
A new device uses anchored nanowires to capture extracellular vesicles from pee for microRNA analysis.
Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From Fluids
Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From Fluids
Ruth Williams | Mar 31, 2018
A microfluidic device collects microRNAs for analysis.
First In Vivo Function Found for Animal Circular RNA
First In Vivo Function Found for Animal Circular RNA
Catherine Offord | Aug 10, 2017
Mice lacking the RNA had deregulated microRNAs in the brain, disrupted synaptic communication, and behavioral abnormalities associated with neuropsychiatric disorders.
The RNA Age: A Primer
The RNA Age: A Primer
Ruth Williams | May 11, 2017
Our guide to all known forms of RNA, from cis-NAT to vault RNA and everything in between.
Study: MicroRNA, Retroviruses Coordinate to Influence Pluripotency
Study: MicroRNA, Retroviruses Coordinate to Influence Pluripotency
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 13, 2017
Removing a specific miRNA from stem cells may induce the expression of endogenous retroviruses that enable the cells to form extra-embryonic lineages.
Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices
Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2016
A braided structure and some adhesive hydrogel make therapeutic microRNAs both stable and sticky.
Tools for Drools
Tools for Drools
Kelly Rae Chi | Jul 1, 2015
A general guide to collecting and processing saliva
Two-Faced RNAs
Two-Faced RNAs
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2015
The same microRNAs can have opposing roles in cancer.
Three Retractions for Highly Cited Author
Three Retractions for Highly Cited Author
Kerry Grens | Mar 19, 2015
Robert Weinberg’s team at MIT is pulling three papers, noting some figure panels were composites of different experiments.
Stubbornly Persistent
Stubbornly Persistent
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2015
Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.
Bouncing Back
Bouncing Back
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2015
In mice, a transcriptional regulator, β-catenin, activates a microRNA-processing pathway in the nucleus accumbens to promote resilience to social stress.
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach and Jenny Rood | Feb 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Reducing Gene Therapy-Related Risk
Reducing Gene Therapy-Related Risk
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2015
In a mouse model of a rare disease, scientists have figured out how to reduce the elevated cancer risk tied to a gene therapy treatment.