Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and the Georgia Institute of Technology have won $900,000 from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund to investigate the early detection of ovarian cancer.
The research, which comprises three separate projects, includes work with a new mouse model of ovarian cancer to identify early detection biomarkers; an effort to characterize proteins and protein variants secreted from ovarian tumors that could serve as serum biomarkers; and work to identify metabolic changes that could help diagnose the disease.
In the current issue of the journal Science, researchers demonstrate how a new virus evolves, which sheds light on how easy it can be for diseases to gain dangerous mutations.
Dr. Brendan Hunt, a postdoctoral researcher in the labs of Drs. Michael Goodisman and Soojin Yi, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 VWR Postdoctoral Award for Scientific Excellence. Supported by a generous gift from VWR, this award is given annually to a postdoc who has made a significant research contribution in the field of experimental biology.