Discovery: Wasting Syndrome Trigger

Recent findings by Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology David Bilder and his lab could lead to the development of much-needed targeted therapies for wasting syndrome in cancer patients (this syndrome is called cachexia, where muscle and fat tissues are destroyed throughout the body).


Image is of normal ovaries from a fly. Photo courtesy of Alejandra Figueroa-Clarevega in the Bilder Lab at UC Berkeley.