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PFAS exposure, high-fat diet drive prostate cells’ metabolism into pro-cancer state

November 12, 2021

Exposure to PFAS – a class of synthetic chemicals utilized in food wrappers, nonstick cookware and other products – reprograms the metabolism of benign and malignant human prostate cells to a more energy efficient state that enables the cells to proliferate at three times the rate of nonexposed cells, a new study in mice found.


November 12, 2021


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Exploring RNA Splicing’s Role in Liver Cancer

August 19, 2021

When Auinash Kalsotra (CGD/GNDP), member of the Cancer Center at Illinois, Associate Professor and the William C. Rose Scholar of Biochemistry, attended college at Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India, he knew he wanted to pursue an entrepreneurial career inspired by his family members. Instead of following a traditional business route, Kalsotra’s enterprising genes have led him down a trailblazing scientific journey – uncovering intricacies of cell biological mechanisms that may lead to more targeted and improved cancer therapies.


August 19, 2021


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