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2013-10-21 13:17:16

LEE011, a small-molecule inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDK) 4/6 being developed by Novartis Oncology, showed promising results in drug-resistant melanoma and drug-resistant breast cancer when tested in combination with other targeted therapies, and based on these preclinical results, several phase I clinical trials were launched recently.

2013-10-04 13:17:31

Children born with developmental disorders called cohesinopathies can suffer severe consequences, including intellectual disabilities, limb shortening, craniofacial anomalies, and slowed growth.

2013-09-30 10:15:46

For many years, patients with advanced thyroid cancer faced bleak prospects and no viable treatment options.

2013-09-17 11:06:15

Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) today announced the discovery that a gene encoding an enzyme, phosphoinositide-dependent kinase-1 (PDK1), plays an essential role in the development and progression of melanoma.

Mutation Increases Melanoma Risk In Redheads
2013-08-23 04:22:04

A person’s hair color and skin tone is determined by their skin pigment. This pigment is influenced by the melanocortin-1 (MC1R) gene receptor. For the world’s redheads – one to two percent of the population – their coloration is accounted for by a mutation in MC1R.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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