Navigation Links
FSU College of Medicine researcher seeks to uncover new cancer therapies
Date:2/25/2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- With a four-year, $707,000 grant from the American Cancer Society, Yanchang Wang, assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the Florida State University College of Medicine, hopes to learn how a particular enzyme could possibly help put the brakes on the runaway cell division process that occurs in many forms of cancer.

Wangs research involves the role of an enzyme known as Cdc14 in deactivating the cell division process set in motion by another enzyme, Cdk1.

From this proposed experiment, we expect to find a new way to regulate cell division, Wang said. Cdk1 is the key driving force for cell division, so its quite important.

The enzymes Wang is studying are part of the cellular signaling processes that protect genes and chromosomes when cells divide, ensuring that the number of chromosomes in each new cell is precisely correct. This process is critical in that an abnormal number of chromosomes can lead ultimately to cancer.

Wang conducts his experiments on yeast because it abides by the same regulatory processes during cell division as human cells.

Yeast is a single cell, but it is really powerful and it will answer different kinds of biological questions, especially for the regulation of cell division, Wang said.

With the addition of this new grant, Wang has now attracted more than $1.3 million in external research funding since arriving at the Florida State University College of Medicine in 2003 as one of the first faculty recruited to the colleges department of biomedical sciences.

The American Cancer Society grant follows a $441,000 grant from the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program and a $240,000 grant from the American Heart Association, with which Wang laid the groundwork for his newest hypothesis.

Myra Hurt, associate dean for research and graduate programs, said Wang is one of only about two dozen Florida researchers to receive funding fr
'/>"/>

Contact: Nancy Kinnally
nancy.kinnally@med.fsu.edu
850-644-7824
Florida State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. College Mental Health Expert and Sister of Student Who Died By Suicide Available to Discuss College Mental Health Issues
2. Trojan(R) Ranks U.S. Colleges and Universities in Second Annual Sexual Health Report Card
3. American College of Physicians publishes The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health
4. $8,000 Winning Bids at Governors Livestock Auction to Benefit College-Bound Youth and Homeless
5. NIH selects Weill Cornell Medical College to lead new NYC translational research collaboration
6. Victimization for sexual orientation increases suicidal behavior in college students
7. American College of Physicians recommends flu vaccination for health-care workers
8. Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones wins New York Times Nurse Award
9. CRH Medical to exhibit at American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress
10. Prime Minister views innovative health technology at Imperial College London
11. Frequently Asked Questions When Considering a Colorectal Cancer Screening Test, From the American College of Gastroenterology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a ... its annual Light it Red for Lymphoma awareness initiative, the nation’s premier and ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... ... From Aug. 17-21, Calvary Hospital hosted the 18th consecutive session of its ... taken place at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn in each of the past three ... and two junior counselors who were campers themselves just a few years ago. , ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Georgia State University ... across the country in stemming sexual assaults on their campuses. , The free, ... consortium of sexual assault researchers and student affairs professionals responding to calls by ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... As part ... and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has announced Doctor On Demand as ... San Francisco, Doctor On Demand provides immediate access to Board Certified physicians or ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 ... ... the Mane Vendor “Hair Extension Vending Machine,” is still strongly maintaining her firm’s ... modern technology, and beauty tools. In her upcoming city-to-city tour, Ellis will be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lymphoma Research Foundation Recognizes National Blood Cancer Awareness Month with Light it Red for Lymphoma Campaign 2Health News:Lymphoma Research Foundation Recognizes National Blood Cancer Awareness Month with Light it Red for Lymphoma Campaign 3Health News:Calvary Hospital Hosts 18th Annual Bereavement Camp 2Health News:Calvary Hospital Hosts 18th Annual Bereavement Camp 3Health News:Georgia State, Partners Introduce Climate Survey to Aid in Preventing Campus Sexual Assaults 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota names Doctor On Demand as preferred telehealth destination 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota names Doctor On Demand as preferred telehealth destination 3Health News:Beauty Entrepreneur creates hair extension smart machine and mobile app inspired by UBER technology 2
... the Flexible-Fiber CO2 laser to safely cut and coagulate ... sight problems encountered with conventional CO2 lasers. The findings, ... Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), appear in the ... the first study to report the utility of flexible-fiber ...
... August 16, 2011 Seattle Children,s Research Institute ... million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates ... respiratory support device, called Seattle Children,s Positive Airway ... affordable and simple Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure ...
... , TUESDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Many women ... supplement that,s been recalled due to dangerous ingredients, a new ... and phenolphthalein, both of which are banned in the United ... and cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced ...
... , MONDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- You ... new study suggests. Japanese researchers report that alcohol hinders ... study of 10 male university students, appear online and in ... & Experimental Research . Booze,s effect on sleep ...
... 2011 Updated public standards incorporating new tests for ... ensure the quality of over-the-counter (OTC) ingredients and products ... 8-9, 2011, workshop co-sponsored by the U.S. Food & ... In addition to providing updates on new ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Psychologists ... that places a high value on defending one,s reputation at ... with high rates of accidental deaths. "People who embrace ... Ryan Brown, an associate professor of psychology at the University ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study finds flexible-fiber CO2 laser safe in endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery 2Health News:Seattle Children's lands major funding with hopes of saving thousands of infant lives 2Health News:Seattle Children's lands major funding with hopes of saving thousands of infant lives 3Health News:U.S. Women Using Dangerous Weight-Loss Pill 2 Years After Recall 2Health News:More Evidence That Alcohol Hinders Good Sleep 2Health News:FDA-USP workshop to preview updated OTC standards 2Health News:FDA-USP workshop to preview updated OTC standards 3Health News:For Men, 'Culture of Honor' Can Be Deadly 2Health News:For Men, 'Culture of Honor' Can Be Deadly 3
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1, 2015 Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... gastrointestinal and cardio-renal diseases, today announced that Sanofi ... and license agreement for Ardelyx,s portfolio of NaP2b ... payment associated with termination and the return of ... Sanofi entered into an option and license agreement ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Sept. 1, 2015  Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... at the First Annual Ladenburg Thalmann Healthcare Conference ... Kelvyn H. Cullimore, Jr. , Chairman and ... investment representatives on Tuesday, September 29 at 10:30 ... Conference will showcase leading-edge companies in the healthcare ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... -- Dr. Cindy Orser , the Chief Science Officer ... of DigiPath, Inc. (OTCQB: DIGP), was recently interviewed ... consistency in today,s medical cannabis testing industry. In her ... she explained that the state-to-state variations in cannabis laws ... makes standardization impossible. Dr. Orser is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Ardelyx Regains NaP2b Program from Sanofi 2Ardelyx Regains NaP2b Program from Sanofi 3DigiPath Labs CSO Dr. Cindy Orser Calls for Uniform Standards for Cannabis Safety Testing 2DigiPath Labs CSO Dr. Cindy Orser Calls for Uniform Standards for Cannabis Safety Testing 3
... China , April 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Pharma,Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ... pharmaceuticals company in China , today announced,that it has retained CCG ... , , ... to working with CCG to establish more effective and,transparent communications channels with ...
... , April 29 Royal Philips Electronics ( ... provider of integration solutions in healthcare, to deploy the Orion Health Rhapsody® ... , , ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Retains CCG Investor Relations 2China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Retains CCG Investor Relations 3China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Retains CCG Investor Relations 4China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Retains CCG Investor Relations 5Philips and Orion Health Partner to Deliver on Enterprise Interoperability 2Philips and Orion Health Partner to Deliver on Enterprise Interoperability 3Philips and Orion Health Partner to Deliver on Enterprise Interoperability 4
The Rheumatoid Factor (RF) assay is used for the quantitative analysis of rheumatoid factor in human serum....
Rheumatoid Factor , R1: 4 X 20 ml buffer, R2: 2 X 8 ml antibody, Test / Kit: 320 (H717)...
EXTEND is an absorbable synthetic punctal implant that provides occlusion up to three months. It is packaged 20 implants per box in sizes of .0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm. A variety pack in also available w...
... The Carriazo-Pendular microkeratome is based ... of the cornea during the cut., ... applanated evenly from the beginning of ... ensures that the intraocular pressure does ...
Medicine Products: