UC Berkeley researchers analyze flies to inform about human cancer survival

photo of a scan from fruit fly research for cancer patients
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Bilder Lab and other professors at UC Berkeley published a study in the Developmental Cell journal Sept. 7 addressing how fruit flies can potentially guide researchers in studying human cancer treatments.

The Bilder Lab, led by campus molecular and cell biology professor David Bilder, recently discovered that analyzing fruit flies can inform them about human cancer survival. 
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Former UC Berkeley dean appointed president of University of Michigan

Schlissel, who joined UC Berkeley as an associate professor in 1999, has worn several academic hats, including scientist, lecturer and administrator. While at UC Berkeley, he studied the development of B lymphocytes, cells in the immune system which secrete antibodies, and taught immunology to both undergraduate and graduate students. He has co-authored nearly 100 scientific papers over the course of his career.
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