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A partnership that aids cancer’s migration

A partnership that aids cancer’s migration

When Ras teams up with cell polarity genes, mutations are found to produce metastatic tumors.

In the world of cancer-causing genes, Ras is a celebrity. Mutated versions of this gene appear in more than half of all human cancers, including metastatic cancers, in which cells from a primary tumor disperse to other organs or systems of the body and there give rise to new tumors. Clearly, Ras is a culprit in many...

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Gene mutation linked to OCD

A mutated gene’s link to a rare form of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is the strongest proof yet that...

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Divining the scent of a human: for mosquito, it’s a molecular event

To most people perspiration ranks low on lists of attractive features, but one creature finds the smell of human sweat...

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Honors for immunologist

Scientists from around the world gathered in November to honor the late Richard K. Gershon, M.D. ’59, 20 years after...

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