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Leukemia Stem Cells (LSC): from diagnosis to treatment project
Venezuela (FEVESOCEM) - Universidad de Los Andes, San Cristobal
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Nestor W. Meza
Dr. Nestor W. Meza
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow. There are different types of leukemia, but they all start when something goes wrong with blood-forming cells in bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside bones. In leukemia, some of the cells created when these blood-forming cells divide are abnormal. They keep dividing uncontrollably, crowding out normal blood and immune cells we need to survive.The mutations that cause cancer act by enabling cancer stem cells to hijack normal stem cell self-renewal mechanisms and use them to multiply out of control. We study the phenotypic characteristics of leukemia stem cells warder to investigate them use indiagnosis and prognosis.r biology; basic laboratory tech, etc
What is the aim of the project?
To describe the phenotypic characteristics of LSC, important to clinical approvals
What techniques and methods are used?
Flow cytometer, molecular.
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
To describe the phenotypic characteristics of LSC
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic medical sciences
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months) - Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
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