All tagged cancer
Presenting our work at Dartmouth's math dept.
The Transforming Growth Factor Beta (or just TGFβ) are a family of proteins that control cell proliferation and differentiation. I hope that my friends at Vanderbilt will correct me if they don’t agree with the statement that an imbalance in TGFβ production and consumption could lead to uncontrolled growth and potentially to the beginning of a tumour.
These days I am trying to familiarise myself with prostate cancer and the effect of TGF-Beta on tumour progression.
Recently the New York Times has echoed research by Robert Moyzis (UC Irvine) and Henry Harpending (Utah) recently published in PNAS. This research claims that human evolution was, contrary to what it was previously thought, especially active between 50000 and 10000 years ago.
A friend of mine (hi Peter!) has told me about the book review in the latest issue of Nature. The review is by no less than Robert Weinberg, one of grandees of cancer research and the book is entitled Dynamics of Cancer: Incidence, Inheritance, and Evolution by Steven A. Frank, at the department of ecology and evolution at the University of California, Irvine.