Wistar Wire: Cancer

Ben Leach
(l to r): Drs. Jessie Villanueva & Ashani Weeraratna
(l to r): Drs. Jessie Villanueva & Ashani Weeraratna
The Melanoma Research Foundation awarded prestigious grants to two Wistar scientists to support their pioneering work into how the deadliest form of skin cancer grows and spreads in the hopes of finding better, long-lasting treatments, especially for advanced forms of the disease.
Awards, Cancer, Melanoma
Ben Leach
Drs. Katherine Aird and Benjamin Bitler
Drs. Katherine Aird and Benjamin Bitler
Drs. Katherine Aird and Benjamin Bitler, both members of the lab of Dr. Rugang Zhang, received the highly competitive Pathway to Independence Award that will help them transition from postdoctoral researchers to leaders of their own laboratories.
Awards, Cancer, Funding
Ben Leach
Image showing how BIBR1532 binds to telomerase.
Image showing how BIBR1532 binds to telomerase.
Dr. Emmanuel Skordalakes shows how an experimental drug could be used to inhibit telomerase, an enzyme that helps cancer cells multiply.
Cancer
Darien
There could really be a better alternative to low dose CT scans to screen for lung cancer
Cancer