Researchers create an animal model for studying GPI anchor deficiencies

Impaired intelligence, movement disorders and developmental delays are typical for a group of rare diseases that belong to GPI anchor deficiencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics used genetic engineering methods to create a mouse that mimics these patients very well. Studies in this animal model suggest […]

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Cancer cells hibernate like bears to evade harsh chemotherapy

Tapping into an ancient evolutionary survival mechanism, cancer cells enter into a sluggish, slow-dividing state to survive the harsh environment created by chemotherapy or other targeted agents. In research published January 7, 2020 in Cell, Princess Margaret Scientist Dr. Catherine O’Brien and team discovered that when under threat, all cancer cells—rather than just a subset—have […]

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