Out of Gas


For many years, cancer researchers have been trying to create drugs which target genes that cause tumors to grow. But now, researchers are looking to cut tumors off from their source of nourishment, says the New York Times' Andrew Pollack. Cancer cells consume large amounts of glucose to generate energy, and researchers speculate that if that source of energy is cut off, the accelerators that cause the tumors to grow will shut off.

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Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.