The Grant Review Panel strives to short-list proposals that are most relevant, innovative, and impactful. Only the strongest applications that offer the greatest potential to deliver new progress in the prevention of cancer, and improve outcomes through lifestyle modifications, will be funded to pursue their research. The process is highly competitive and rigorous. The Chair of Grant Panel, Dr. Robert Chapkin (Texas A&M University) talks here about the panel and its mission: Click Here
Long-Chain n-3 Fatty Acids Attenuate Oncogenic KRas-Driven Proliferation by Altering Plasma Membrane Nanoscale Proteolipid Composition
Natividad R. Fuentes1,2, Mohamed Mlih3, Rola Barhoumi4, Yang-Yi Fan1, Paul Hardin5, Trevor J. Steele6, Spencer Behmer6, Ian A. Prior7,
Jason Karpac3, and Robert S. Chapkin1,8
Ras signaling originates from transient nanoscale compartmentalized regions of the plasma membrane composed of specific proteins and lipids. The highly specific lipid composition of these nanodomains, termed nanoclusters, facilitates effector recruitment and therefore influences signal transduction. This suggests that Ras nanocluster proteolipid composition could represent a novel target for future chemoprevention interventions. Read More….
Dr. Chapkin talks with cancerNetwork, home of the journal ONCOLOGY.
“We have become very familiar with reports in the media comparing the health effects of Western diets, typically heavy in animal fats and proteins, with Asian and Mediterranean diets, which include more fish and place greater emphasis on consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. There is a growing body of evidence that bioactive molecules derived from pesco-vegetarian meals offer better protection against colorectal cancer than meat-based diets.” Read More…..
On April 16, 2018 Huajun Han took home 2nd place at the Graduate Student Research Symposium in the Oral competition for his research titled, “Protective role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in regulating colonic stem and progenitor cell homeostasis.” This event is a one-day research symposium for students to share their work with fellow students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and other collaborating departments. Hosted by the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Association (NSGA).
At the 21st Annual Student Research Week Competition Michael Salinas received awards in multiple categories. Michael received 1st place ranking in: Oral Presentation in the Graduate Agriculture and Life Sciences Category and was awarded a cash prize. Next, Salinas took home top honors for the Writing Center Outstanding Oral Award. This title is given to recognize one graduate project presentation that combines a lively delivery with informative visuals. [Read more…]