This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Kansas and Oklahoma describe the development and characterization of a novel C-terminal inhibitor of heat shock protein 90 in prostate cancer cells. Hsp90 has been shown to be over-expressed in a number of cancers, the authors write. For this study, the team used PC3-MM2 and LNCaP-LN3 prostate cancer cell lines to test an Hsp90 inhibitor, KU174.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

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The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.