News articles tagged with "cancer"

11/17/2015 09:55:11
Douglas Smith
The road to becoming a T cell is fraught with choices, false starts, and dead ends, where a regulatory tug-of-war brings cells surprisingly close to the border of leukemia.
Fluorescence-labeled immature T cells
11/05/2015 09:08:09
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Chemotherapy injections are a painful but necessary part of many cancer treatment regimes. SURF student Teo Wilkening spent his summer developing a chemotherapy patch that could one day take pain out of the equation.
06/25/2015 09:02:18
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech chemists develop a technique that could one day lead to early detection of tumors and less invasive testing.
06/18/2015 08:57:49
Lori Dajose
Mitchell Guttman, an assistant professor of biology, has been named as one of five Pew-Stewart scholars. The scholarship is awarded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust, and provides four years of funding to "pursue innovative work aimed at advancing progress toward a cure for cancer."
04/15/2015 15:01:04
Dave Zobel
A new method for detecting and inhibiting a mutation related to cancer targets the protein that exhibits the abnormality rather than the DNA that encodes it. The technique could be expanded to provide a general way of derailing other mutations only when they are actively expressed.
02/12/2015 11:01:30
Jon Nalick
X-ray “vision” helps scientists determine the structure of a transport channel that is vital for cell survival
05/21/2013 09:58:03
Katie Neith
A team of researchers led by biologists at Caltech has found that, in mouse models, the molecule microRNA-146a (miR-146a) acts as a critical regulator and protector of blood-forming stem cells during chronic inflammation, suggesting that a deficiency of miR-146a may be one important cause of blood cancers and bone marrow failure.
05/20/2013 12:13:09
Douglas Smith
Professor of Chemistry Shu-ou Shan studies the gears and springs in the molecular machinery of life. She’ll be giving us a guided tour of the cellular assembly line at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
09/20/2012 16:39:21
Katie Neith
With the help of some tiny worms, researchers at Caltech have gained new insight into the highly complex task of migrating cells.
08/23/2012 18:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Caltech researchers have shown for the first time that a specific sugar, known as GlcNAc ("glick-nack"), plays a key role in helping cancer cells grow rapdily and survive under harsh conditions. The finding suggests new potential targets for therapeutic intervention. 

07/12/2012 07:00:00
Michael Rogers

. Now, an endowment established by the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation will strengthen the Caltech-UCLA partnership and advance the Baltimore lab’s interdisciplinary research into areas where mathematics and engineering converge with biology.

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