Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer

July 22, 2019

Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in an aggressive blood cancer. They also developed an experimental therapeutic to block the signal and slow tumor growth. In the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers reported they have identified a … Continued

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