The Niche

How cancers resist treatment, and more

Here are a couple papers just out in Nature. One, from Mike Clarke of Stanford, shows how human breast cancers resist treatment. I talked to him about how the paper came to be. The other, from Tannishtha Reyes of Duke, finds an alternative pathway to attack resistant leukemia in mice.

How breast cancer resists treatment

Self-renewing blood and leukaemia cells need hedgehog

Also, this week, a lovely feature about how getting interoperability between computational biologists and stem cell biologists.

Plus, a way to make mesenchymal turn into bone via physical stimulus.

Nanotubes guide mesenchymal stem cells toward becoming bone


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