We are a group of users focused on expanding the breadth and depth of Groovy and Grails development skills with our members who live and work in the DFW area. Our meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of every month (social & food at 6:30pm, meeting content at 7:00pm) at the NEW Improving office in Plano.

General Announcement

Starting with the June 2017 meeting we will be focusing on introducing new members to Groovy. We will have a series of talks that will bring them up to speed on Groovy, Gradle, Grails and application development. Please bring your friend, neighbor and co-worker, especially if they are familiar with Java, as the ramp-up is very easy.

Discovery of four subtypes of melanoma points to new treatment approaches Melanoma.

Those subtypes characterize four guidelines along a trajectory used by melanoma cells because they react to exogenous tensions, such as medication treatments. The approach for targeting dedifferentiated melanomas could complement existing standard-of-care therapies, since kinase immunotherapies and inhibitors are a lot more effective against differentiated cells than de-differentiated cells. ‘Furthermore, these standard-of-care therapies may induce dedifferentiation, and in a co-treatment environment therefore, ferroptosis induction could stop melanoma cells wanting to take this get away path,’ Graeber stated.Dr. Bell and her group isolated DNA from tumor cells and from regular cells from individuals with CCEC. Their objective was to recognize hereditary mutations in CCEC tumor cells that are absent from regular cells. The group sequenced the exome, the inspiration in the protein-coding parts of the tumor and regular DNA from 16 CCEC individuals, and discovered mutations in 222 genes in the tumors. The group narrowed this set of 222 genes to 22 ‘genes-of-interest’ that displayed genes mutated in several CCEC patient, genes implicated in CCEC previously, and/or genes that are mutated in very clear cell ovarian malignancy. The team additional sought out mutations in these 22 genes-of-interest in tumor DNA from another 47 CCEC individuals. Their results described the regularity of mutation from the genes previously implicated in CCEC over the largest band of CCEC patients.