Prof URLs Jan 30, 2017


Statins may hold keys to future cancer treatment, reseachers find
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 09:49 AM PST
High doses of drugs commonly used to fight high cholesterol can destroy a rogue protein produced by a damaged gene that is associated with nearly half of all human cancers, researchers have found.


Biologists unlock code regulating most human genes
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 11:07 AM PST
Molecular biologists have unlocked the code that initiates transcription and regulates the activity of more than half of all human genes, an achievement that should provide scientists with a better understanding of how human genes are turned on and off.


New treatment recommendations for a high-risk pediatric leukemia
Posted: 23 Jan 2017 08:52 AM PST
Medical researchers have identified genetic alterations that can be used to guide treatment of pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, which has a dismal prognosis.