Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, are a hot commodity right now in biology.
Several years ago, biologists discovered that regular body cells can be reprogrammed into pluripotent stem cells—cells with the ability to become any other type of cell. Such cells hold great promise for treating many human ...
In a study using the Drosophila, researchers at the IRB Barcelona, Spain, have discovered that the microRNA machinery controls the levels of Myc through the molecule Mei-P26, thereby conferring microRNAs unexpected importance.
Scientists have discovered a novel way by which a much-studied cancer-promoting gene accelerates the disease. The finding suggests a new strategy to halt cancer's progress.