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The Making of Medicine

Tag: human papillomavirus

Anindya Duttta, PhD, is chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.
HPV Discovery Opens Door to New Cancer Treatments
December 12, 2018

Anindya Dutta and his colleagues have identified a substance that is essential for the sexually transmitted virus to cause cancer. That discovery could lead to new treatments for HPV cancers.

M. Mitchell Smith (from left), Margaret Grant and Dean H. Kedes have used this microscope Smith built to reveal how a cancer-causing virus clings to our DNA.
We Made a Microscope (!) and Did Something Super Cool
May 4, 2018

This is one of my favorite stories: Our M. Mitchell Smith built an amazingly powerful microscope, piece by piece, and now he and collaborator Dean H. Kedes have used it to reveal how a cancer-causing virus attaches itself to our DNA. That knowledge could let scientists figure out how to…