Pathways to Cancer

Pathways to Cancer

A signaling pathway begins with the arrival of a chemical signal, such as a hormone or growth factor, at the cell surface. The gray structures sticking out of the cell membrane are receptors for these incoming signals. The signal, in this case a platelet-derived growth factor, here in purple and blue, encounters and binds to

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Hacking bacteria to fight cancer – Tal Danino

Hacking bacteria to fight cancer – Tal Danino

In 1884, a patient’s luck seemed to go from bad to worse. This patient had a rapidly growing cancer in his neck, and then came down with an unrelated bacterial skin infection. But soon, something unexpected happened: as he recovered from the infection, the cancer also began to recede. When a physician named William Coley

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