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Researcher Looks at Changing Diet and Chemotherapy to Combat Aggressive Cancers

Researcher Looks at Changing Diet and Chemotherapy to Combat Aggressive Cancers

Linda deGraffenried and her team of researchers are focused on helping the 15 percent of breast cancer patients and 10 percent of prostate cancer patients who are facing a dim prognosis.

Longer Formula Feeding and Later Introduction of Solids May Increase Risk of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children

Longer Formula Feeding and Later Introduction of Solids May Increase Risk of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children

A research team in the Department of Nutritional Sciences has found that infant feeding patterns may increase the risk of a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL.

Cracking the Genetic Code of Brain Tumors

Cracking the Genetic Code of Brain Tumors

A collaboration between a college biologist and researcher at St. David's HealthCare could someday lead to personalized treatments for a deadly form of brain cancer.

Gene Tests in Yeast Aid Work on Cancer

"Its cancer-fighting ability has been hiding in plain sight since the 1960s."
Common Antifungal Drug Decreases Tumor Growth and Shows Promise as Cancer Therapy

Common Antifungal Drug Decreases Tumor Growth and Shows Promise as Cancer Therapy

An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences made this discovery by exploiting the evolutionary relatedness of yeast, frogs, mice and humans.

Six College of Natural Sciences Faculty Bring In $6.4 Million for Groundbreaking Cancer Research

Six College of Natural Sciences Faculty Bring In $6.4 Million for Groundbreaking Cancer Research

Rising young researcher and new recruit one of esteemed group of faculty receiving a new round of grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas.

Georgiou Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Georgiou Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

George Georgiou has been elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies.
Biologist Sara Sawyer Receives Early Career Award from White House

Biologist Sara Sawyer Receives Early Career Award from White House

Sawyer, assistant professor of molecular genetics and microbiology, is being recognized for her research on the evolution of DNA repair genes, providing insight on both the formation of cancers and susceptibility to viral infection.
Faculty Awarded NIH Grants to Study Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative and Vascular Diseases

Faculty Awarded NIH Grants to Study Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative and Vascular Diseases

Neurobiologist Jon Pierce-Shimomura will research nervous system degeneration, which occurs through natural aging and diseases like Alzheimer's.
Top Faculty Recruited to the College With $2 Million Cancer Research Grants

Top Faculty Recruited to the College With $2 Million Cancer Research Grants

Three natural sciences professors will use substantial start-up funds to pay graduate students and get their labs up and running.