Dawson Lab - First study on physical properties of giant cancer cells may inform new treatments

Giant cancer cells are much larger and stiffer than other cancer cells and move further, study shows.

Polyploidal cancer cells—cells that have more than two copies of each chromosome—are much larger than most other cancer cells, are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments and are associated with disease relapse. A new study by Brown University researchers is the first to reveal key physical properties of these “giant” cancer cells. 

(Distributed August 17, 2018)

Anita Zimmerman Featured in Journal of General Physiology

In celebration of the 100th anniversay of the Journal of General Physiology (JGP), Sharona Gordon, JGP Editor-in-Chief and Brown University Alumna, wrote an essay featuring her mentor and MPPB faculty member, Anita Zimmerman.

(Distributed February 23, 2018)
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