The enzyme PI3K appears to be exploited in almost every type of human cancer, making it the focus of considerable interest as a therapeutic target. However, PI3K inhibitors have only shown modest clinical activity. Now, new research The Wistar...
26-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT
Viruses like influenza have the ability to mutate over time, and given that the flu vaccines administered during the 2014-2015 season were largely ineffective at preventing the spread of the flu, it appears the virus that recently circulated had...
23-Jun-2015 12:00 PM EDT
Scientists at The Wistar Institute have found a protein that circulates in the blood that appears to be more accurate at detecting non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than currently available methods used for screening.
3-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Wistar Institute scientists have identified how a specific variant of a key protein complex found in human cells called condensin can reorganize a cell’s genetic architecture in such a way as to promote senescence, making it an important...
2-Jun-2015 2:00 PM EDT
Wistar Receives $5.6 Million Grant Renewal from Wellcome Trust to Develop Drug Against Cancers Caused by Epstein-Barr Virus
The Wistar Institute and London-based global charity Wellcome Trust announce that they have signed a follow-on funding agreement in support of ongoing research and development of a new class of drugs useful for treating cancers associated with...
19-May-2015 11:30 AM EDT
The Wistar Institute and Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center Launch Alliance to Propel Early-Stage Discoveries
Wistar and Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center advance biomedical science one partnership at a time
5-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT
In recent years, research has shown that cancerous cells have a different metabolism – essential chemical and nutritional changes needed for supporting the unlimited growth observed in cancer– than normal cells. Now, scientists at The Wistar...
28-Apr-2015 12:00 PM EDT
In the last several years, targeted therapies – drugs that directly impact specific genes and proteins involved in the progression of cancer – have been approved for a wide variety of cancers, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin...
17-Mar-2015 11:00 AM EDT
6-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Dr. Luis Montaner, Wistar Institute HIV/AIDS Expert, Can Address His Work in the Search for a Cure, for World AIDS Day
26-Nov-2013 2:25 PM EST
22-Feb-2013 4:15 PM EST
The Winter Sun May Not Be Warm, but Still Can Be Dangerous. Wistar Melanoma Expert on Wintertime UV Risks
22-Jan-2013 2:30 PM EST