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2014-08-04 12:46:43

CHARGE, which affects 1 in 10,000 babies, is an acronym whose letters stand for some of the more common symptoms of the condition: coloboma of the eye, heart defects, atresia of the choanae, retardation of growth and/or development, genital and/or urinary abnormalities, and ear abnormalities and deafness.

2014-08-04 09:40:28

Although mutations in a gene dubbed "the guardian of the genome" are widely recognized as being associated with more aggressive forms of cancer, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found evidence suggesting that the deleterious health effects of the mutated gene may in large part be due to other genetic abnormalities, at least in squamous cell head and neck cancers.

2014-07-16 12:42:09

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein PARC/CUL9 helps neurons and brain cancer cells override the biochemical mechanisms that lead to cell death in most other cells.

2014-07-08 14:56:12

Previous studies have indicated that electrical stimulation of the cerebellar fastigial nucleus in rats may reduce brain infarct size, increase the expression of Ku70 in cerebral ischemia/reperfusion region, and decrease the number of apoptotic neurons.

2014-06-24 11:18:40

A virus not known to cause disease kills triple-negative breast cancer cells and killed tumors grown from these cells in mice.

2014-06-20 23:06:04

Italian researchers say a treatment made from a human protein can help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy for patients fighting malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh,

2014-06-09 10:48:48

Sometimes a cell has to die—when it's done with its job or inflicted with injury that could otherwise harm an organism.

2014-05-27 23:03:15

Scientists armed with a supercomputer and a vast trove of newly collected data on the body’s most potent “tumor suppressor” gene have created the best map yet of how the gene works, an accomplishment

2014-05-13 15:45:49

A team of Melbourne researchers has shown a recently discovered type of cell death called necroptosis could be the underlying cause of inflammatory disease.


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  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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