Vol 10. Issue 10 / March 22, 2010

Grant Funds Creation of Bioengineered "Designer" Lymph Nodes
A new grant will fund research on an innovative strategy to fight cancer.

Seminar Challenges Participants to Reach for Their Dreams
"You either have your dreams or you can have the reasons why [you haven't reached them]," says Samantha Sutton of the Handel Group. "But you have to pick."

Light Activated "Warhead" Turns Modest Molecules into Super Protein Killers

Scientists Identify Age-Associated Defects in Schizophrenia

Courtney Miller's Compass

Team Reveals How An Old Drug Could Have A New Use for Treating River Blindness

Scientists Find Two Compounds that Lay the Foundation for a New Class of AIDS Drug

Team Finds Stress Hormone Key to Alcohol Dependence

Scientists Find Cancer Cells Co-opt Fat Metabolism Pathway to Become More Malignant

Team Wins Global Race to Achieve Landmark Synthesis of Perplexing Natural Product

Scientists Show "Lifeless" Prions Capable of Evolutionary Change and Adaptation

Scientists Crack Mystery of Protein's Dual Function

Researchers Reveal Key Structure from Ebola Virus

Best of Both Worlds
"Viruses make you think in directions you're not expecting," says Assistant Professor Susana Valente. "The virus is in a relationship with the cell and you have to follow where it will lead."