One of the most fascinating aspects of biology is developmental biology, and that means the development of an organism, from an embryo until adulthood. For some organisms, this is easily observed under the microscope, such as the elegant zebrafish embryo, which starts twitching its tail at 24 hours of age. For other organisms, development is hidden since it is within the mother, as is the case for us. ‘Why is development relevant to cancer?’ I hear you ask. Well, it turns out cancer is development gone wild. And this is why today I want to introduce you to a happy middle-ground that allows the visualisation of development of human organs. Enter the ORGANOID.
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All cancers are different, and some cancer patients respond better than others to current treatment approaches. Researchers at CanCell are trying to tackle this problem by tailoring cancer therapy to find drugs that are the right ‘fit’ for individual patients.
October 2018 saw the very first CanCell annual meeting take place at the Holmen Fjordhotell in Oslo, Norway.
The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air.*
The elves might not be real but their message is more than real – we see the world change before our eyes faster than ever. That change was brought by next wave technological revolution that swept also the world of life science. It took over 10 years at the cost of 3 billion $ to sequence the first human genome. Today, after approximately 3 weeks and 1000$ we can hold in our hands the info of who we are at the level of the genetic code.
Science is an amazing challenge in the day-to-day life. And you would be surprised what researchers are ready to do for the sake of discovery.
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