Latest News

New RNA interference technique finds seven genes for head and neck cancer

In the hunt for genetic mutations that cause cancer, there is a lot of white noise. So although genetic sequencing has identified hundreds of genetic alterations linked to tumors, it's still an enormous challenge to figure out which ones are actually responsible for the growth and metastasis of cancer. Scientists have now created a new technique that can weed out that noise -- eliminating the random bystander genes and identifying the ones that are critical for cancer. Applying their technique to head and neck cancers, they've discovered seven new tumor-suppressor genes whose role in cancer was previously unknown.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Genetic change in autism-related gene identified

  • Are cigarette substitutes safe alternative? Depends on user habits

  • Youth who have used e-cigarettes report greater intent to try regular cigarettes

  • Consequences of teen alcohol, marijuana use studied

  • Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

  • Why plants in the office make us more productive

  • How neurons in bats' brains ensure a safe flight

  • Childhood adoption experiences: Effect later in adulthood

  • Family dinners good for teens' mental health, could protect from cyberbullying

  • Protein glue shows potential for use with biomaterials

  •