Cancer: A Throwback to Ancient Cells?

Our cells are co-operative, law-abiding citizens of our body. Cancer cells, however, are selfish and betray these rules of co-operation, reminiscent of single cell organisms from a long time ago. Check out this blog post that explores an emerging theory known as cancer atavism.

Using extrachromosomal DNA to understand how cancer cells come in different colours

Not all cancer cells look the same! A research group in Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research has discovered that extrachromosomal DNA can explain how two cancer cells within a tumour are genetically different.These genetic differences may explain why some tumours are more resistant to drug therapy than other tumours. Check out this blog article for more information.

Friends Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Humans are home to many bacteria that, by some estimates, outnumber the human cells in our body by 10 to 1. For the most part, these bacteria are helpful friends that provide nutrients that our bodies cannot make. However, we have developed a rocky relationship with one of these microbial friends called Helicobacter pylori, which … Continue reading Friends Come in All Shapes and Sizes