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BY Sarah Adai

Actin is a protein that has been long known to work by linking itself into chains to form filaments. Providing rigidity to the cell, actin filaments are involved in a host of processes including muscle contraction, cell mobility and cell division. The protein does this job outside of the nucleus, in the cytoplasm.

When actin was first discovered in the cell's nucleus several decades ago, it was dismissed as a contaminant. But since...

BY Michael Rytting, Sara Farris

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Gleevec in combination with chemotherapy to treat newly diagnosed...

BY Scott Merville

For years, scientists have crafted vaccines designed to treat cancer, rather than to prevent it, by priming the immune system to track down...