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An old alcoholism drug with a new purpose – fighting cancer

The process of developing and evaluating new drugs is time-consuming, expensive, logistically challenging and potentially dangerous to patients involved in the studies.  It would therefore be refreshing to find a new way to advance a drug through this difficult process.  Repurposing existing FDA-approved drugs for new uses is one way this can be accomplished.  Here, [...]

By |2017-12-11T18:15:51+00:00December 11th, 2017|Biomedical News|Comments Off on An old alcoholism drug with a new purpose – fighting cancer

Summer Science Camps Are Now Scheduled

Hey everyone! Summer 2018 science workshops on Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology and our newest camp Molecular Biology of Development and Aging are now set at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego. Workshops held at UC Berkeley are 6/3-6/16 and 6/17-6/30. Workshops held at UCSD are 7/8-7/21. Our Biomedical Research camp is [...]

By |2017-11-29T09:21:45+00:00November 29th, 2017|Biomedical News|Comments Off on Summer Science Camps Are Now Scheduled

Winter Break/Spring Break Bioinformatics Workshops

Winter/Spring Break Medical and Translational Bioinformatics workshops are now scheduled. This is a great way to learn how to do research from home, and learn how to create professional projects. Dates/locations are as follows: 1. 12/26-12/29 in Berkeley, CA 2. 3/12-3/15 at TCU in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 3. 4/2-4/5 in Berkeley, CA Please email info@rosettainstitute.org [...]

By |2017-11-09T06:24:47+00:00November 9th, 2017|Biomedical News|Comments Off on Winter Break/Spring Break Bioinformatics Workshops

The Evolving Story of the p53 Tumor Suppressor Protein

Famous for being a potent tumor-suppressor protein, p53 was originally identified as an oncogene (or, a gene that promotes tumor development).  What explains this dichotomy?  When p53 was initially identified, the researchers were actually studying a mutant form of p53 which had not only lost its tumor-suppressor properties but had also acquired the properties of [...]

By |2017-10-18T07:08:27+00:00October 18th, 2017|Biomedical News|Comments Off on The Evolving Story of the p53 Tumor Suppressor Protein

Aging – A Target for Therapeutic Intervention

Aging is the greatest risk factor for the development of disease, but the conventional wisdom has been that the aging process is an indomitable and inevitable deterioration that would forever remain shrouded in mystery. Recent research, however, has revealed that aging is similar to every other biological process in that it’s pace is highly regulated [...]

By |2017-04-27T17:28:50+00:00April 27th, 2017|Biomedical News|Comments Off on Aging – A Target for Therapeutic Intervention

A Preliminary Design for a Noninvasive Universal Cancer Test

Even very aggressive types of cancer can usually be treated successfully if detected early enough.  For example, melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is extremely aggressive yet reasonably easy to treat because it is often detected early by visual exam.  In contrast, tumors that arise in the internal organs are often detected at [...]

By |2017-03-17T00:29:31+00:00March 17th, 2017|Biomedical News|Comments Off on A Preliminary Design for a Noninvasive Universal Cancer Test

Meta – A free platform for the analysis of scientific data

The volume of biomedical information that is available – from published research papers to raw DNA/RNA sequencing data – is already overwhelming and new information is being added at an exponential rate. This vast quantity of data has already led to the founding of a new scientific field (bioinformatics), and a logical next step is [...]

By |2017-02-03T19:33:43+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Biomedical News|Comments Off on Meta – A free platform for the analysis of scientific data