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2013-12-12 12:03:40

The function of two tumor-suppressing genes could play a vital role in helping to control obesity and other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, according to researchers in Temple University's Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine. The researchers published their findings, "Silencing of RB1 and RB2/p130 during adipogenesis of bone marrow stromal cells results in dysregulated differentiation," in the Feb. 1, 2014, issue (online Nov. 25) of the journal...

2011-03-07 15:02:13

Burkitt's lymphoma is one of the most aggressive tumors affecting humans. Multiple alterations in genes that regulate cell proliferation rate explain its aggressive behavior. A new study reveals new molecular insight into the understanding and treatment of Burkitt`s lymphoma. The new finding concentrates on a genetic locus -- a piece of DNA with one or more genes which is the specific location of a gene or DNA sequence on a chromosome -- called INK4a/ARF locus. This locus encodes two...

2010-08-31 20:38:53

The incidence of acute myocardial infarction in Italy sharply increased, particularly among young women, between the years 2001 and 2005, according to a comprehensive study funded by the Human Health Foundation (HHF), a nonprofit Italian charity for biomedical research and health education in Spoleto, Italy. The results were published in Aging Clinical Experimental Research. "The study suggests that more information on measures to reduce risk factors for heart failure should be directed...

2010-05-07 08:54:49

A new study of metastatic breast cancer shows that the number of circulating tumor cells patients have in their blood directly correlates with the length of their survival. Reported at the IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference in Brussels, Belgium, the results have the potential to improve the delivery of personalized therapy to these patients. Circulating tumor cells --cancer cells found in a patient's bloodstream-- are detected in 50% to 80% of patients with metastatic breast cancer. Since 2004,...

2010-04-06 08:44:33

Src (short for sarcoma) is a family of proto-oncogenic tyrosine kinases active in many cancer tumors, including medulloblastoma, the most common malignant cancer in children. Src represents one of the most promising targets for cancer therapy. A recent study shows that pyrazolo-[3,4-d]"“pyrimidine-derivatives, designed to target Src, may be effective in interfering with the cell cycle and causing cancer cell death in medulloblastoma. The results were published in FASEB (The Journal of...

2010-01-27 06:54:35

Findings may suggest new targets and treatments for childhood cancer Retinoblastoma is a pediatric eye cancer initiated by the loss or mutation of both copies of the retinoblastoma gene. Current evidence suggests that additional genetic alterations are required for retinoblastoma to become fully malignant. Researchers working at the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and at the University of Siena in Siena, Italy, have shed...

2009-10-09 14:23:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sbarro Health Research Organization (www.shro.org) at Temple University has launched the Columbus Cancer Foundation (www.columbuscancerfoundation.org), a nonprofit organization that will raise funds for joint American and European educational initiatives, basic and clinical cancer research and international scientific collaboration. The name was chosen in honor of the courage and conviction with which Christopher Columbus embarked...

2009-09-04 17:38:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sbarro Health Research Organization (www.shro.org), a nonprofit center for cancer, cardiovascular and diabetes research located at Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of Siena, Italy, has launched Sponsor-A-Scientist (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270448425234&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123), an innovative program that allows interested individuals to bid on e-Bay for a named fellowship to...

2009-07-02 16:12:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis of the incidence of breast cancer in Italy per 100,000 women between the ages of 0 to 84 from 2000 to 2005 shows a 72 percent spike above official estimates issued by the Ministry of Health, with the sharpest uptick of +28.6 percent found in the youngest group studied (ages 25 to 44). The new results, which rely on hospitalization databases that track major breast surgeries rather than official estimations computed using...

2009-01-09 13:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A single tumor-suppressor gene may provide a unique marker for senescence in Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro, while also playing a role in moving MSCs into senescence, researchers at the Human Health Foundation and the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine report. Their work was published in Stem Cells and Development. The finding is important, since MSCs are currently being tested in cell and gene therapy for a...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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