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Study Finds Drug-Resistant Melanoma Treatments May Be Enhanced
2013-11-22 09:27:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than 8,000 Americans are killed each year by melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer. The presence of mutations in a gene known as the BRAF gene drives approximately 40 percent of advanced melanoma tumors. New medications, called BRAF inhibitors, have shown an ability to rapidly shrink melanoma tumors, however BRAF-mutated tumors often resist early treatment and only partially respond to BRAF inhibitors, which leaves...

Cell Migration Study Provides Insights Into The Movement Of Cancer Cells
2013-11-21 11:24:35

IRB Barcelona Using Drosophila melanogaster, researchers at IRB Barcelona discover that during multiple cell migrations a single cell can act as leader, dragging the others with it. The migration of groups of cells in order to form tissues is common during the development of an organism. Discovering how these multiple movements are achieved is not only crucial to understand the basic principles of development but provides new information and insights for further research into processes...

2013-11-19 23:32:51

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a new scientific breakthrough that claims the Christmas Fern plant can shrink brain tumors. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on new breakthrough cancer research linked to the Christmas Fern plant. According to a November 13, 2013 article published by WTNH.com titled, “Fern...

2013-11-18 23:29:31

Annai-GNOS™ to integrate Hitachi storage solution to provide whole-genome cancer data to competing international research teams in new DREAM Challenge. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Annai Systems Inc., a genomic data management solution provider, today announced that it is providing its genome data management platform to host a scientific competition aimed at improving the identification of cancer mutations. The project emphasizes Annai’s leading role in genomic data...

2013-11-15 23:24:24

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a new protein that kills tumor stem cells. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a new protein that may become a vital factor in future brain cancer treatments. According to an October 18th, 2013 article published by the Deccan Chronicle titled “Scientist finds new protein to...

2013-11-12 12:13:13

Researchers have found a strong relationship between scholarly impact and success in receiving awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) among faculty in academic neurosurgery departments. Faculty members who receive NIH funding have higher research productivity and scholarly impact than those who do not receive funding. Progression through the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor in neurosurgery departments reflects progressive increases in scholarly impact and, among...

HPV Virus Damages DNA
2013-11-08 09:36:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Human papillomavirus (HPV) can damage chromosomes and genes directly, researchers from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) report in a new study. HPV is a virus that can cause anal, cervical, head and neck cancers, and according to experts, it produces two viral proteins (E6 and E7) that are involved in the development...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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