Steven M. Frisch, Ph.D., Professor in the Biochemistry Department and WVU Cancer Institute at WVU School of Medicine, is the Editor of a new textbook called "Anoikis: How the extracellular matrix regulates life-or-death decisions" (Springer Publications, London).
Dr. Frisch discovered and named Anoikis. Anoikis (pronounced an-oh-EE-kis) is the apoptotic (suicidal) death of cells that are released from their normal attachment sites by the billions per minute. The body depends upon anoikis to prevent the inappropriate re-attachment and growth of these cells, which would promote cancer metastasis.
The book will be available online at Amazon soon.
With more individuals becoming vaccinated, West Virginia University is reminding students, faculty and staff that travel, both personal and University-related, should remain limited at this time.
All faculty are invited to attend the WVU Health Sciences Center Faculty Development Program presentation "Moving Away from Race-Based Medical Education" Tuesday, April 27, from noon to 1 p.m.
West Virginia University will pause administration of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine based on a joint recommendation released Tuesday (April 13) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. Out of more than 6.8 million doses administered in the U.S., six reported cases of a rare and severe blood clot in individuals who have received the J&J vaccine are being monitored.