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Summary: We spoke to Lewis Cantley about his career path and the story behind some of his key breakthroughs, including discovery of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase signaling pathway and insights into the role of dysregulated metabolism in cancer.


Summary: This Review highlights a Drosophila model of diet-induced obesity and cancer, and how these two models are combined to study the interplay between obesity and cancer.


Editors' choice: Clinically observed drug response differentials to β-blocker and flecainide treatment in catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia can be modeled in vitro using patient-derived iPSC-cardiomyocytes.

Summary: Our results suggest that PF-06463922 is a potent inhibitor of crizotinib-resistant ALK mutations, and highlights an important new treatment option for neuroblastoma patients.

Summary: A Drosophila model for environmental-stress-induced degeneration exhibits key features for genetic analysis of degenerative disease mechanisms and reveals new forms of protection mediated by small heat shock proteins.

Summary:Igf1-deficient mice show chronic inflammation in the retina, and we reveal that controlling inflammation through autophagy in young mice could prevent loss of retinal function.

Summary: Gastric pathologies in an ATP4a knockin mouse model of a mutation responsible for the development of gastric neuroendocrine tumors in humans are prevented and reverted by adding HCl to drinking water.

Summary: The phenotype and colitis-like symptoms induced in NSG mice reconstituted with PBMCs derived from ulcerative-colitis-affected donors reflect the human disease.

Summary: A new animal model of the severe neurodegenerative lysosomal disorder mucopolysaccharidosis IIIC recapitulates the human disease, with progressive CNS and somatic lysosomal pathology, and shortened lifespan.

Summary: The fucosidosis mouse model aids understanding of general pathophysiological mechanisms underlying α-L-fucosidase deficiency and is urgently required to establish therapeutic approaches.

Summary: A high-fat diet extends lifespan in a TDP-43 mutant mouse model of motor neuron disease and might be a possible treatment strategy for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Summary: Altered metabolism in tumours creates metabolic acid stress in tumour cells, which is a target for chemotherapeutics. We identify six new complexes with roles in resistance to metabolic acid stress.

Summary: Macrophages in polycystic kidney disease are induced by cyst epithelial cell factors to perform pathological pro-proliferative functions through stimulation of an autocrine IL-10–STAT3 pathway.


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