Crowdfunding for Research and the SciFund Challenge

Crowdfunding for Research and the SciFund Challenge

Jan 3, 2014

Yesterday Scott and I co-hosted our first Hangout on Air for 2014 by joining up with Science on Google+ and SciFund. Joining us was Alisa Woods from Clarkson University, a recipient of SciFund 3, Jarrett Byrnes & Anthony Salvagno from SciFund. We talked about traditional funding, and the difficulties involved in obtaining it because of budget cuts, the...

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 4 – Limitless Replicative Potential

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 4 – Limitless Replicative Potential

Oct 20, 2013

This post originally appeared on the Scientific American Guest Blog. The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten underlying principles shared by all cancers. The previous Hallmark of Cancer articles can be found here. The Fourth Hallmark of Cancer is defined as “Limitless Replicative Potential”. The first three Hallmarks of Cancer explain how independence from...

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 3 – Evading Apoptosis

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 3 – Evading Apoptosis

Oct 14, 2013

This article¬†originally appeared on the Scientific American Guest Blog. The Hallmarks of Cancer¬†are ten underlying principles shared by all cancers. The first and second Hallmark of Cancer articles can be found here and here. The Third Hallmark of Cancer is defined as “Evading Apoptosis”. Apoptosis is the opposite of cell growth; it is cell death....

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 2 – Insensitivity to Antigrowth Signals

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 2 – Insensitivity to Antigrowth Signals

Sep 27, 2013

This article originally appeared on the Scientific American Guest Blog. The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten underlying principles shared by all cancers. You can read the first Hallmark of Cancer article here. The Second Hallmark of Cancer is defined as “Insensitivity to Antigrowth Signals”. Before I explain how failure to respond to antigrowth signals...

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 1 – Self-sufficiency in Growth Signals

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 1 – Self-sufficiency in Growth Signals

Aug 30, 2013

The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten anti-cancer defense mechanisms that are hardwired into our cells, that must be breached by a cell on the path towards cancer. The First Hallmark of Cancer is defined as “Self-Sufficiency in Growth Signals”. What does this mean? Before I explain how growth signals are intimately involved in the development of cancer,...

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