(American Association for Cancer Research) Patients with lung cancer and KRAS mutation responded well to antifolate therapy. Response linked to downregulation of KRAS expression. Downregulation may render cells more susceptible to chemotherapeutic drug.
(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) An international team led by scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology discovered that a protein, called TRIM28, normally present in the mother's egg, is essential right after fertilization , to preserve certain chemical modifications or 'epigenetic marks' on a specific set of genes.
(Wiley-Blackwell) Patients with papillary renal cell carcinoma, the second most common kidney cancer subtype, face a low risk of tumor recurrence and cancer-related death after surgery. Bringing together information on 577 patients from 16 academic centers enabled the research team to study this subtype in more detail than a single-center study would allow.
(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University are expanding EteRNA -- a unique research project that taps online game play to create RNA designs that are then tested in a laboratory -- thanks to new support from the W.M. Keck Foundation.
I'm very curious about this case of the keening boxes on Oregon beaches. For one thing, it's an excuse for me to get out to the coast -- research, you know.I never thought for one moment that these glowing, screeching, impossible to open boxes buried deep in the sands contained aliens. Or came from UFOs.
Via George Musser via Symmetry Magazine come these wonderful images of quilts by artist Kate Findlay who let herself be inspired by LHC physics.
A University of California, Riverside engineering professor and a team of researchers have made a breakthrough discovery with graphene, a material that could play a major role in keeping laptops and...
The choice of which mathematics textbook works best for middle school instruction has long been a point of argument among educators. School districts want to know which textbook works best and why, reinforcing the assumption that textbook selection is the overriding factor in improving student outcomes in mathematics.
Isak Gerson is spiritual leader of Kopimism, devoted to file-sharing.
Two papers have identified a new pathway through which the loss of the tumour suppressor fumarate hydratase might promote tumour development.