Oncology & Cancer

New tool gives deeper understanding of glioblastoma

Researchers in the lab of Charles Danko at the Baker Institute for Animal Health have developed a new tool to study genetic "switches" active in glioblastoma tumors that drive growth of the cancer. In a new paper in Nature ...

Genetics

Putting the brakes on the gene drive

A biological switch that could potentially regulate gene drive technology has been created by researchers from Cardiff University.

Oncology & Cancer

Synthetic biology approaches to improving immunotherapy

The AACR 2018 Meeting in Chicago is ending today and has featured the major new results in cancer treatment and immunotherapy treatments in particular. Immunotherapy, the use of the patient's own immune system to attack their ...

Immunology

Proteins team up to turn on T cells

The fates of various cells in our bodies—whether they become skin or another type of tissue, for example—are controlled by genetic switches. In a new study, Caltech scientists investigate the switch for T cells, which ...

Oncology & Cancer

Physicists decode decision circuit of cancer metastasis

Cancer researchers from Rice University have deciphered the operating principles of a genetic switch that cancer cells use to decide when to metastasize and invade other parts of the body. The study found that the on-off ...

Genetics

Scientists find way to predict and control gene expression

(Medical Xpress)—EPFL scientists have developed a "guide" that can be used to precisely predict the number of proteins a given gene will produce under varying conditions. This work will help biologists to engineer cells.

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