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Featured Stories

June 30, 2017

YSF Students and Board Member Goutham Narla Discover Prototype for Lung Cancer Tumors

Researchers found that lung cancer tumors were prevented from developing in mice using a novel small molecule that directly activates a tumor suppressor protein, according to an article published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Cells are constantly turning proteins on and off via molecular switches, phosphate molecules, that have become common drug […]
March 3, 2017

Q&A with Analisa DiFeo, PhD, and Goutham Narla, MD, PhD

Teaching, learning, and improving medical care for cancer patients have motivated Analisa DiFeo, PhD, and Goutham Narla, MD, PhD, for their entire careers. The husband-wife-team are forging a trail of discovery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Narla is a both a clinician oncologist and an expert in […]
December 12, 2016

Glen de Vries featured on podcast Human Proof of Concept

Glen de Vries, co-founder of Medidata Solutions and Vice Chair of The Young Scientist Foundation, was featured on the podcast show Human Proof of Concept. Glen originally started Medidata in 1999 in his 5th floor walkup and today the company serves nearly 3 million patients through their clinical cloud platform. […]