A NEW TAKE ON SPRING BREAK Forget the beach or the mountains. One of the coolest places to be this Spring Break is the lab at Southern Research. About 80 Central Alabama students are expected to spend this week at the organization’s Southside campus, conducting experiments much like the ones researchers do there every day. It’s Spring Break Camp, part of expanded STEM education efforts aimed at sparking students’ interest toward careers in the field.
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THE PROS OF PROTEIN Southern Research scientists are exploring how a mutated protein implicated in prostate cancer plays a role in the development of the disease and whether it holds a key to better treatment outcomes. The research focuses on a protein called SPOP and how its mutated form interacts with the DNA damage response, a network of cellular pathways that works non-stop in an attempt to repair damaged DNA strands and prevent potentially harmful changes.
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NEW LEADERS ON BOARD The Southern Research Advisory Board added three new members - Alexia Borden, Deon Gordon, and Elizabeth Scribner, Ph.D. - at its 1st Quarter meeting on February 23. “This is an exciting time for Southern Research, and we are pleased that these three outstanding leaders have chosen to contribute their time and expertise to the Advisory Board as it works to support the organization’s mission of solving the world’s hardest problems,” said board chairman David Perry, Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Protective Life.
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