News tagged with aneuploidy

Exploiting cancer cells' weaknesses

When designing new cancer drugs, biologists often target specific gene mutations found only in cancer cells, or in a subset of cancer cells. A team of MIT biologists is now taking a slightly different approach, ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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A yeast cancer model for mapping cancer genes

Researchers have devised a scheme for identifying genes in yeast that could lead to the identification of new cancer genes in humans. The study is published online this week in the open-access journal PLoS Bi ...

dateJul 28, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Researchers prove key cancer theory

Mayo Clinic researchers have proven the longstanding theory that changes in the number of whole chromosomes -- called aneuploidy -- can cause cancer by eliminating tumor suppressor genes. Their findings, which appear in the ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Cancer
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