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What Frogs Can Teach Us About Tumors

What Frogs Can Teach Us About Tumors

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed a new model of cancer in frogs to study how tumors grow, spread, and manipulate immune cells. These scientists also coordinate the world’s largest resource for using these animals in research, which is housed at the University.

1/4/2016
Boxing In Cancer Genes, Boxing Out Disease

Boxing In Cancer Genes, Boxing Out Disease

Scientists believe they’ve figured out a way to suppress the growth of tumors by keeping DNA tightly packaged -- essentially burying some of the genes responsible for cancer. It’s a little like keeping the lid on the jack-in-the-box, said Willis Li, Ph.D., a professor of Medicine at UC San Diego, who did the work while in the Department of Biomedical Genetics at URMC.

6/6/2013