Genetic Analysis Better Explains How Uterine Cancers Resist Treatment
Researchers have charted the complex molecular biology of uterine carcinosarcoma, a rare and aggressive gynecologic cancer, according to a recent study published in Cancer Cell. “The biggest surprise was the genetic variety within tumors of this type,” says lead study author Douglas A. Levine, MD. The new collection of genomic information will help physicians better tailor chemotherapy and other treatment options to patients’ unique needs.
Study Finds New Mechanism to Control Information Flow in the Brain
Somatostatin-expressing (Sst) interneurons in the cerebral cortex impact how information flows in the brain when it is alert, according to recent study published in Science by a team at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Neuroscience Institute. It has long been unknown how the cerebral cortex can process, integrate, and sort out information. “We now know that Sst interneurons operate like a switchboard that controls the flow of these information lines,” says senior study investigator Bernardo Rudy, MD, PhD.