Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 31, 2006
Cease and desist -- genome stability and epithelial carcinogenesis
Dr. Leonard Zon and colleagues at The Children's Hospital (Boston) have identified a mutated gene in zebrafish that increases susceptibility to epithelial cancers.

Filling a niche -- role of Rb in mammalian stem cells
In the January 1 issue of G&D, Drs. Gustavo Leone and Michael Robinson (Ohio State University) and colleagues uncover a stem-cell specific role for the well-known tumor suppressor gene, Rb, in the developing mammalian embryo.

MicroRNAs, alternative splicing and the muscle proteome
As reported in the January 1 issue of G&D, a UCLA research team led by Dr.

The DNA damage response and tumorigenesis
In the January 1 issue of G&D, Dr. Gerardo Ferbeyre and colleagues at the University of Montreal report that the DNA damage response pathway is a necessary mediator of oncogene-induced senescence.
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