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Monday, August 8th 2005

Preventing Tumor Metastasis

UNC School of Medicine faculty have found a protein, CIB1, which appears to inhibit cell migration. If a successful promoter can be found for protein production or an acceptable delivery method can be built it may help slow or prevent tumor metastasis.

I think oncology would be an incredibly interesting and noble specialty. We’re going over basic, basic, basic (let me emphasis that again, basic) cell cycle stuff in Histo right now. To make it interesting the lecture and syllabus spends a good chunk of time providing clinical correlations to the material; most notably what ‘goes wrong’ in the cycle when cancer occurs. It’s pretty fascinating.