Plenty of probiotic yogurts, pickles, and kombuchas claim to boost our digestive health with armies of microbes, but some scientists have more ambitious therapeutic plans for the “bugs” that colonize us. They hope to leverage these microbes as living therapeutics for a range of health conditions, including ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis,...
Cancer starts with mutations in a cell’s DNA, but new UCSF research shows that the endurance of a tumor relies on its ability to rapidly evolve and adapt to challenges brought about by the environment in which it grows. […]
UCSF researchers have figured out precisely what receptor tyrosine kinases are, how they form and their role in cancer. […]
Finding medicines that can kill cancer cells while leaving normal tissue unscathed is a Holy Grail of oncology research. […]