Monthly Archives: February 2012

Double duty: How an anti-cancer protein guards neurons against death after stroke

Cancer biologists know the PTEN gene as a powerful tumor suppressor and one that is among the most commonly deleted genes in human cancer. For more than a decade, CSHL’s Dr. Lloyd Trotman has studied the role of PTEN in … Continue reading

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Splicing studies detail a protein’s role in creating cancer’s mixed messages

Cancer cells are a hotbed of mixed or incorrect molecular “messages” – a result of defects in a cellular mechanism called RNA splicing. When a cell’s DNA is copied into an intermediary molecule called RNA, splicing is the editing step … Continue reading

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