Barcode Stamping into Cells to Solve Medical Mysteries

No one really knew why some patients with a white blood cell cancer called chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, relapsed after treatment and developed a second cancer. Were some cancer cells resistant? An unexpected answer to this mystery has been found using a new technique the researchers call barcoding: Treatment doesn’t always target the right …

Edmond H. Fischer, Nobelist for Key Discovery in Cells, Dies at 101

Edmond H. Fischer, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who helped discover a fundamental regulatory mechanism in cells and paved the way for the development of drugs for cancer, diabetes and other diseases, died in Seattle on August 27. He was 101 years old. Dr. The Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings in Germany, where Fischer is a frequent …