Renato Lenzi, M.D., Oncologist, Colon Cancer Survivor and SCOPE honoree

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"Without regular colonoscopies and the great treatment I received at MD Anderson, I would be dead," says Renato Lenzi, M.D., clinical associate professor in GI Medical Oncology. After he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002 during a screening, Lenzi endured months of treatment that included surgery, six months of chemotherapy and five weeks of chemotherapy with radiation. This cancer warrior is being recognized by his colleagues as the honoree of the 2011 Sprint for Colorectal Cancer...

Bacillus thuringiensis Cry5B Protein Is Highly Efficacious as a Single-Dose Therapy against an Intestinal Roundworm Infection in

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Latest research from UCSD on new, powerful cure against intestinal parasitic roundworms (soil transmitted helminths) like hookworms, whipworms, and Ascaris. These parasites infect 2 billion of the poorest peoples and are a leading source of disease burden in school-aged children. The world has virtually ignored the issues of less than adequate drugs and emerging parasite resistance. Here we turn to an organic solution, natural soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein (Cry5B)....

Developmental Biology of a Simple Organism by Richard Losick, April 2008 - Part 1: How Bacillus Subtilis Makes a Spore (28:57)

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How do simple cells differentiate, assemble into communities, and cope with change? Losick's seminar addresses these questions in the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Part I is an overview of how B. subtilis makes a spore.

For further information see: http://www.ascb.org/ibioseminars/Losick/Losick1.cfm