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Subspecialties Biochemistry and molecular biology, Oncology

Jagged Little Pill (for Cancer)

In our quest to discover the elusive “magic bullet” for cancer treatment, tumor cell heterogeneity represents a major stumbling block. Now, though, a team that spans Rice and Duke Universities has gained further insights into JAG1 – a small protein that drives metastasis by allowing cancer cells to migrate in multicellular clusters. Lead author Federico Bocci of Rice University is hopeful that the protein, which sheds new light on tumor aggressiveness, could be an important target for therapeutic intervention.

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Luke Turner

While completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, I soon discovered that my passion and strength was for writing about science rather than working in the lab. My master’s degree in Science Communication allowed me to develop my science writing skills and I was lucky enough to come to Texere Publishing straight from University. Here I am given the opportunity to write about cutting edge research and engage with leading scientists, while also being part of a fantastic team!

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