Navigation Links
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants prestigious awards to 20 top young scientists
Date:1/13/2014

o, California, is investigating tumor-initiating cells in pediatric glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor. This rare subpopulation of cells has the unique capacity to re-establish the tumor after therapy, and is therefore a critical therapeutic target. He is using a technique called mass cytometry to determine how these cells respond to communication signals from their environment. The goal of this work is to identify drugs that specifically kill tumor-initiating cells by blocking the signaling networks that sustain their survival.

Alexey A. Soshnev, MD, PhD [HHMI Fellow] with his sponsor C. David Allis, PhD, at The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, studies how genetic information is packaged in the nucleus and how such packaging is interpreted by the cellular machinery. Changes in nuclear architecture may simultaneously affect the function of thousands of genes and are a hallmark of cancer. This research focuses on a family of small nuclear proteins termed "linker histones," which are thought to orchestrate higher-order folding of DNA in the nucleus. Understanding the molecular connection between the nuclear architecture and gene regulation will shed new light on the processes underlying oncogenic transformation.

Rohith K. Srivas, PhD, with his sponsor Michael P. Snyder, PhD, at Stanford University, Stanford, California, is studying the changes in the composition and function of bacteria inhabiting the human gut (microbiome). The microbiome plays an extensive role in modulating host metabolism and inflammation, which when disrupted can lead to diseases such as cancer. By tracking changes in the gut microbiome of patients undergoing drastic weight loss, this research will map the dynamics of host-microbiome connections, potentially highlighting strategies for modifying the microbiome to treat metabolic disorders and reduce the risk of gastric and colon cancers.

Chenxi Tian, PhD, with her sponsor Richard O. Hynes, PhD, at Massachuse
'/>"/>

Contact: Yung S. Lie, Ph.D.
yung.lie@damonrunyon.org
212-455-0521
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related biology news :

1. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.6 M to 9 top young clinical investigators
2. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants prestigious awards to 17 young scientists
3. Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards granted for pioneering ideas in cancer research
4. Mechanism affecting risk of prostate cancer is found
5. LSUHSC research reveals structure of master regulator and new drug target for autism, cervical cancer
6. Cancer drug protects against diabetes
7. Researchers discover a tumor suppressor gene in a very aggressive lung cancer
8. Novel noninvasive therapy prevents breast cancer formation in mice
9. UTSW study identifies potential therapeutic target for incurable, rare type of soft-tissue cancer
10. International team completes systematic, genomic study of cervical cancer
11. Breast cancer patients experience fewer side effects from anticancer drug when receiving acupuncture
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/5/2015)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... it exhibits continuous growth in applications, penetration into newer ... year after year. The global biosensors space has seen ... having exited the market so far. (Photo ... from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... 2015 Synaptics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA ), ... that members of the executive management team will present ... Technology Leadership Forum on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at ... at the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, CO. ... forward-looking information. An audio webcast of the event will ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31 de julho de 2015 A 10 ... ) será realizada pela BGI de 22-25 de outubro de ... A conferência está celebrando seu 10 o. ... ICG se tornou uma das reuniões mais influentes do ... científicos mais dinâmicos, entusiastas e prazerosos. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Innovative Biosensors Incite Use in Non-Traditional Applications 2Innovative Biosensors Incite Use in Non-Traditional Applications 3Innovative Biosensors Incite Use in Non-Traditional Applications 4A 10a. Conferência Internacional sobre Genômica (ICG-10) será em outubro 2A 10a. Conferência Internacional sobre Genômica (ICG-10) será em outubro 3
... 2012 University of Utah biology Professor Nalini Nadkarni ... society the American Association for the Advancement of ... with Science Award. The AAAS has issued the news ... of Science (AAAS) has named Nalini M. Nadkarni as ...
... the news before. Whether it,s the death of a physically fit ... an elderly woman gardening in the middle of the day in ... is no treatment beyond submersion in ice water or the application ... But, in a new study published today in ...
... Ill. Those making land use decisions to reduce the ... greenhouse gases analyzing, for example, how much carbon dioxide ... A new study in Nature Climate Change aims ... characteristics of ecosystems that also influence climate. "We know ...
Cached Biology News:Utah biologist wins 2011 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award 2Utah biologist wins 2011 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award 3'Couch potato pill' might stop heat stroke too 2'Couch potato pill' might stop heat stroke too 3Team finds a better way to gauge the climate costs of land use changes 2Team finds a better way to gauge the climate costs of land use changes 3
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1, 2015   Medfusion, Inc., a ... between doctors and patients, today announced a $3 ... -based venture capital firms.   ... with Bull City Venture Partners and Hatteras Venture ... and Executive Chairman. "Both firms, experience working at ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 2015 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... to its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director. ... & Risk Committee of the Shire Board. Both appointments will ... previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ... her 12-year tenure at D&B, she helped drive the transformation ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/v7fdpx/argentina ) ... Sensors Market - Growth, Trends & Forecasts (2014-2020)" ... Biomedical Sensors market is estimated at $0.17 billion by ... 2014-2020 The near future will bring Biomedical ... each individual. These sensors can be set to trigger ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage" or "the Company") ... to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Portage Pharmaceuticals ... to an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the ... recently completed a study in a rat model of ... significant efficacy and a more rapid onset of action ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Medfusion Secures Funding to Continue Evolution and Advance Mobile Strategy 2Medfusion Secures Funding to Continue Evolution and Advance Mobile Strategy 3Shire Appoints Sara Mathew to Board of Directors 2Argentina Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015 - Growth, Trends & Forecasts 2014-2020 2Portage's PPL will advance its lead candidate PPL-003 to an IND for dry eye disease and uveitis 2Portage's PPL will advance its lead candidate PPL-003 to an IND for dry eye disease and uveitis 3
... TORONTO, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Lorus Therapeutics ... company dedicated in,the research, development and commercialization ... of cancer, announced today that it has,strengthened ... of Dr. Saeid,Babaei to Vice-President of Business ...
... 8, 2008, at,8:30 a.m. Eastern/2:30 p.m. Central European/5:30 ... CTIC ; MTA) management team will,host a ... first,quarter achievements and financial results., Conference ... a.m. Eastern/2:30 p.m. Central European/5:30 a.m. Pacific Time ...
... - YM BioSciences Inc.,(AMEX: YMI , TSX: ... and commercializes differentiated products for patients worldwide,today announced ... product AeroLEF(TM) will be presented at The 27th ... takes place May,8-10, 2008 in Tampa, Florida., ...
Cached Biology Technology:Lorus Therapeutics Strengthens Its Senior Management Team Through Internal Promotions 2Lorus Therapeutics Strengthens Its Senior Management Team Through Internal Promotions 3Lorus Therapeutics Strengthens Its Senior Management Team Through Internal Promotions 4YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES PRESENTATIONS FOR AEROLEF(TM) AT AMERICAN PAIN SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING 2
... random mutations to the gene supplied by a ... a vector of choice to obtain a library ... be set to a desired value within 1-20 ... Mutations can be restricted to a desired ...
... plasmid DNA preparations are prepared from ... from 1mg to multi-gram scales. Each ... needs, and glycerol stocks are maintained ... clonal selection (Clonal selection includes screening ...
... sports 16-independent channels for automated gigaseal patch ... screening against voltage-gated ion channels, such as ... channels. The four pipette heads afford ... ion channel drug discovery. The glass-coated ...
... to be able to handle larger sample volumes, ... well as interface with telemetry systems. The ... with dogs, pigs, and primates. The system ... and the computer can be located outside the ...
Biology Products: