Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Curing cancer

Leukemia cells
Today I hung out with a good friend of mine who transferred from the Evolutionary Biology department at the University of Colorado to University of Sheffield in England.  While on a walk, he mentioned the latest news from the biology grapevine: researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in NY have developed a new treatment for a certain type of leukemia, genetically modifying patients' own T-cells to attack the cancer.  Pretty impressive stuff, and seems like it could be quite a breakthrough for cancer research.  Check out a good summary article here.  And remember to hang out with your friends in other disciplines -- you never know what you'll learn from them!

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