Celebrating DNA

April 25, 2019

Today is National DNA Day, which commemorates the publication of the first scientific papers to explain the structure of DNA in 1953. In the cell, DNA is never alone. It is always complexed with proteins that help replicate the genetic code, to generate RNA – the language of proteins – or help the DNA combine … Continued

Virus linked to cancer takes over ‘cellular mail’ to alter tumor environment

February 19, 2019

A virus linked to cancer can hijack the host’s cellular mail and could help drive changes in the environment around tumors, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found. A study published in PLOS Pathogens reports the Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes virus can commandeer a mail system that host cells use to … Continued

Filling the gap

August 31, 2015

In Malawi’s capital city, one pathologist has played an important role in speeding cancer diagnoses and supporting cancer research.

Ting published in Journal of Biological Chemistry

June 9, 2015

Jenny Ting, PhD, was senior author of a study that found a potential therapeutic strategy for reducing the body’s typically damaging inflammatory response to severe dengue virus infection.