Investigators working with a roundworm whose scientific name is C. elegans have been awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology. According to a news release issued by the Karolinska Institute, the scientists were honored for discovering "a fundamental mechanism for controlling the flow of genetic information. Read More in Spanish.
Individuals carrying certain normal variants of a skin-related receptor have a much greater risk of developing a type of melanoma that is not caused by sun damage. In two independent Caucasian populations, the investigators show that gene variants are strongly associated with mutations in certain melanomas. Read More in Spanish.