Targeting Non-Dividing Cells in Cancer

By Cerise Carey Invasive cells, ones that travel from tumor tissue to form new tumors elsewhere within the host, have been the focus of most cancer research. In a recent study, Dr. David Q. Matus, an Assistant Professor in the Stony Brook University Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, and his colleagues found that cells in the roundworm nematode C. elegans cannot divide and invade … Continue reading Targeting Non-Dividing Cells in Cancer

Aristolochic Acid and Chemically Modified Curcumin: an Overview

By Michael Baxter Dr. Francis Johnson received his Ph. D. from Glasgow University in Scotland in 1954 and went on to become a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University until 1957. He worked at the Dow Eastern Research Laboratory before coming to Stony Brook University in 1973, where he became the founding vice-chairman of the Department of Pharmacological Sciences [1]. Currently Dr. Johnson is part of … Continue reading Aristolochic Acid and Chemically Modified Curcumin: an Overview