Cell metabolism discovery could lead to treatments for cancer, common cold.
Scientists at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have published the first study explaining in detail how viruses reprogram the metabolism of the cells they invade to promote continued viral growth within an organism.
Two scientists affiliated with UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have received prestigious awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognizing their leading-edge, innovative research.
Heather Christofk, a researcher with UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Institute for Molecular Medicine at UCLA, has received a prestigious grant to study how glucose metabolism is altered in cancer, a condition which leads to tumor growth.
The 2010 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, given by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, includes a $450,000 grant over three years. The innovation award is given to early-career scientists whose novel projects have the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.