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All Cancers Are Not the Same

UCSD bioengineer Trey Ideker has led the charge in creating the first complete map of all known protein networks and how they interact in breast cancer, reports MIT's Tech Review. The hope is to use this to better assess how the cancer will metastasize. The map, which connects 11,203 proteins through 57,235 interactions, finds hot spots of protein networks and shows that these interactions are better than gene expression profiling alone at predicting how breast cancer might spread. "The main idea is that we shouldn't be looking for individual genes but at whole processes with multiple genes and proteins tied together in networks," Ideker says.


The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.