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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p53 as an Immune System Modulator in Cancer
p53 as an Immune System Modulator in Cancer
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 25, 2020
Best known as a cell cycle regulator, p53 signaling mediates pro and anti-cancer immune responses as well
First Direct-to-Consumer BRCA Test Authorized by FDA
First Direct-to-Consumer BRCA Test Authorized by FDA
Kerry Grens | Mar 6, 2018
The agency gave personal genomics company 23andMe the green light to screen samples for breast cancer–related genetic mutations.
Study Raises Questions About Patient-Derived Xenografts
Study Raises Questions About Patient-Derived Xenografts
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 10, 2017
When transplanted into mice, tumor genomes evolve differently than they do in patients, study finds.
Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan: Curious about Cancer
Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan: Curious about Cancer
Jef Akst | Mar 31, 2016
Instructor, Department of Systems Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Age: 38
MYC Helps Cancer Hide
MYC Helps Cancer Hide
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 10, 2016
The transcriptional regulator dampens the immune system’s ability to elicit an antitumor response, a study shows.
Influential Cancer Biologist Dies
Influential Cancer Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 24, 2015
Chris Marshall, who pieced together a critical signaling pathway involved in cancer, has passed away at age 66.
Book Excerpt from <em>p53</em>
Book Excerpt from p53
Sue Armstrong | Mar 31, 2015
In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.
Two-Faced RNAs
Two-Faced RNAs
Kerry Grens | Mar 31, 2015
The same microRNAs can have opposing roles in cancer.
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Sue Armstrong | Mar 31, 2015
The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.