Results about: drosophila

A technique dating back to 1935 is recovered for cancer research in flies

Scientists at IRB Barcelona publish the details of an old tissue transplant method for Drosophila melanogaster.

This technique allows the study of tumour growth and tissue regeneration

Tumour suppressor genes curb growth in neighbouring cells

Researchers at IRB Barcelona unravel a role for tumour suppressor genes in restricting the growth of neighbouring cell populations.

The study, published yesterday in PLoS Biology, might have implications for understanding the early events of tumorigenesis and the selection of the tumour-initiating cells.

Key protein in cilia assembly identified

The study, published in Current Biology, focuses on cilia, the cellular structures that by sensing chemicals and mechanical forces allow for smelling, hearing, and many other essential functions. 

The protein that keeps cells static is found to play a key role in cell movement

Researchers at IRB Barcelona reveal that the protein E-Cadherin is required for groups of diverse cells to migrate together

Tumours with intermediary levels of E-Cadherin generally have a poorer prognosis; the phenomenon of heterogeneous cell migration may be related to this