Nature Beat Engineers To ‘Control Theory’ By Millions Of Years


A University of Arizona team lead by BIO5 member and Molecular and Cellular Biology associate professor Dr. Andrew Capaldi, asked the question: If different biological circuit pathways both activate genes that cause cells to grow and turn on and off in response to nutrients, then why does the cell need both pathways to control growth? Dr. Capaldi's team believes that learning how these pathways interact and work together can help us create more effective drugs to treat cancer, or even epilepsy.