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Here you will find a collection of press releases regarding College of Biological researchers and discoveries.

Longtime Director of Itasca Retires

CBS Professor and Director of Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories Dave Biesboer to retire at the end of 2017.

Dave Biesboer at Itasca in the field with a group of students at Nature of Life.

UMN Researchers Provide Molecular Portraits of a New Cancer Drug Target

Unprecedented images of cancer genome-mutating enzymes acting on DNA provide vital clues into how the enzymes work to promote tumor evolution and drive poor disease outcomes. These images, revealed by University of Minnesota researchers, provide the first ever high-resolution pictures of molecular complexes formed between DNA and the human APOBEC3A and APOBEC3B enzymes.

The research is published today online in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.

Enzyme Linked to Therapy's Effectiveness

Harris lab finds resistance to tamoxifen breast cancer therapy may be driven by APOBEC3B.

Responses to tamoxifen were significantly prolonged by reducing levels of the enzyme APOBEC3B in preclinical models of estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer and significantly shortened by increasing levels of APOBEC3B, suggesting that APOBEC3B drives resistance to tamoxifen, according to data presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec.

Chimps are naturally aggressive

Study proves that humans are not responsible for lethal aggression in our primate cousins.

Banner image of Michael Wilson

In the latest Planet of the Apes movie, human aggression spurs chimpanzees into battle.