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2012-07-16 14:03:26

Acute myeloid leukemia, a common leukemia in adults, is characterized by aberrant proliferation of cancerous bone marrow cells. Activating mutations in a protein receptor known as FLT3 receptor are among the most prevalent mutations observed in acute myeloid leukemias. FLT3 mutants are thought to activate several signaling pathways that contribute to cancer development. Dr. Daniel Tenen and colleagues from Harvard University in Boston discovered a new pathway activated by FLT3 mutation. Their...

2012-07-15 23:01:07

There´s still time for both men and women to sign up for the San Francisco Nike Women´s Marathon with the Bay Area Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society´s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT), which recently found out what motivates men to participate in the popular race. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2012 The San Francisco Nike Women´s Marathon is not just for women. Although the majority of the 20,000 runners who participate every year are female, the Leukemia...

2012-07-11 23:00:08

MPN Research Foundation and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Partner to Fund Concept Grants Chicago, IL & White Plains, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 The MPN Research Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are proud to announce the winners of the MF Challenge. Winners of these one year concept grants focusing on fibrosis and myelofibrosis are: Ann Mullaly & Benjamin L. Ebert, of Brigham & Women´s Hospital Amit Verma and Zhizhuang Joe Zhao, of the Albert...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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