A group of student researchers at Cedarville University are hoping their recent work will prove to be innovative in the field of biological sciences. Led by Heather Kuruvilla, Ph.D., professor of biology, the researchers are studying Tetrahymena thermophila, a single-celled organism commonly found in freshwater ponds.
The research, which focuses on the presence of proteins in T. thermophila and their subsequent role as a chemorepellent in the organisms, could lead to advances in cancer research. Netrin proteins act as biomarkers in certain types of cancer.
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Weinstein, Mark D., "Protein Research Aims to Innovate Biology" (2016). News Releases. 246.