Fluorescent fish genes light path to neuroblastoma

Rice University neurodevelopmental biologist Rosa Uribe is using zebrafish to study the origins of neuroblastoma and other cancers with a CPRIT Scholar grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Rice University neurodevelopmental biologist Rosa Uribe is using zebrafish to study the origins of neuroblastoma and other cancers with […]

Biosensor chip detects single nucleotide polymorphism wirelessly, with higher sensitivity

Illustration of graphene-based SNP detection chip wirelessly transmitting signal to a smartphone. Credit: Lal et al. Illustration of graphene-based SNP detection chip wirelessly transmitting signal to a smartphone. Credit: Lal et al. Close A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation […]

Hair-like cell structure may drive melanoma

What are cilia? Cilia and melanoma Cilia are hair-like projections that extend from cells’ membranes. Researchers recently discovered that a lack of cilia may be linked to the progression of melanoma. A study finds a link between these hair-like projections and melanoma. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types, and melanoma accounts […]