The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) is an international non-profit research institute dedicated to improving the understanding and control of cancer. Below are highlights of the Institute’s news.
September 14, 2003
Brazilian scientists may have found a new source for plastics and life saving medicines by cracking the genetic code of Chromobacterium violaceum, a free-living bacterium that commonly floats along the Rio Negro river in the Amazon rainforest.
June 01, 2003
Researchers study a range of vaccine strategies to harness the body’s own natural ability to fight cancer. One patient seemingly helped by immune defenses alone.
May 28, 2003
Researchers find unique functions for Nurr1, a nuclear receptor implicated in Parkinson’s disease.
April 15, 2003
Using a powerful new technique, investigators at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute have identified all the genes that are active in a single cell. The results, which are published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, point to the type of data that are needed to understand the human genome.
April 14, 2003
Researchers find that the bioluminescence effects of fireflies may kill cancer cells from within.
March 26, 2003
A collaboration between the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and researchers in the Ukraine brings once isolated research to the rest of the world.
February 27, 2003
A study in Science explains how cells crucial to the body’s defense system can stimulate an immune response, raising new possibilities for their use in cancer vaccines.
January 31, 2003
Brazilian researchers decipher genetic clues that may spell the end of a pest that threatens Californian wine.
January 28, 2003
Fact Sheet: How Developing Countries Can Benefit from Genomics
January 12, 2003
A protein that hinders tumor fighting genes may be the key to new treatments for cancer.