Artist Name: Michelle Ku
Signal may send cancer’s cellular factories into overdrive
A network of signals active in almost all types of cancer sends the protein factories in our cells into overdrive, and may help fuel a tumour’s uncontrolled growth, new research suggests.
Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, identified a molecular trigger responsible for ramping up activity of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) – the cellular factory that makes the building blocks cancer cells need to keep growing.
The findings may help to explain how cancer cells maintain their high levels of metabolism – and could uncover future targets for cancer treatment
The top three images show human hepatocarcinoma cells with the endoplasmic reticulum (blue) and nucleus (red). Copyright: Dr Chris Bakal, The Institute of Cancer Research, London.
The bottom image shows human epithelial cells from breast tissue treated with Torin, an inhibitor of TOR kinase, where the endoplasmic reticulum is (green), nuclei (red) and F-actin (grey) Copyright: Dr Chris Bakal, The Institute of Cancer Research, London.
Random Words of Kindness #3: Your Taste in Music Totally Rocks [WIP]
This is the third #randomwordsofkindness print in it’s WIP stage! There’s a few characters I’m keen to fix up when I start vectorising it (in particular the broken record letters), but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, and I think it captures the “rock n roll” style well!
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UK-born writer and illustrator October Jones (real name Joe Butcher), the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.
The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.
© All images courtesy of the artist