UC Davis-led study finds protein structures give disease clues
Using some of the most powerful nuclear magnetic resonance equipment available, researchers at the University of California, Davis, are making discoveries about the shape and structure of biological molecules — potentially leading to new ways to treat or prevent diseases such as breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The findings appear in the latest issues of the journals Nature and Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Among the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 66 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.