Oncology & Cancer

Frequent sun exposure may cue gene fusion found in skin cancer

A fusion gene is a single composite gene resulting from the combination of two formerly independent genes. Researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan have determined that a particular fusion gene is often found in cutaneous ...

Oncology & Cancer

New link seen between gene fusion and bladder cancer

(HealthDay)—The fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) transforming acidic coiled-coil containing protein 3 (TACC3) (FT3) gene fusion recruits endogenous TACC3 away from the mitotic spindle, resulting in errors in ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer researchers validate a clinical test for fusion genes

An assay that identifies a peculiar but important abnormality in cancer cells has been developed and validated by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and ...

Medical research

One gene closer to regenerative therapy for muscular disorders

A detour on the road to regenerative medicine for people with muscular disorders is figuring out how to coax muscle stem cells to fuse together and form functioning skeletal muscle tissues. A study published June 1 by Nature ...

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