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Nobel prize for medicine goes to discovery of how cells sense oxygen

By Jessica Hamzelou Niklas Elmehed The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been jointly awarded to William Kaelin of Harvard University, Peter Ratcliffe of Oxford University and Gregg Semenza of Johns Hopkins University, for their discovery of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. Between them, the three discovered the molecular switch that… Read More »

Roche’s Genentech targets cancer cells via video game with Tumor Quest

Roche’s Genentech’s latest innovation targets cancer cells—in a video game. Called “Tumor Quest,” the game is aimed at engaging people in an out-of-the-ordinary way to talk about tumor types and biomarker testing. The game begins with a short intro video about genomic profiling and testing, with players then able to choose from three different paths—non-specific,… Read More »