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2013-10-15 13:09:14

Computer scientists worked with doctors to develop new treatment that would kill cancer cells but spare healthy cells Researchers from the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and University of Toronto have successfully shown that a new method for targeting mutated cells could create a major breakthrough in a personalized medicine approach to treat cancer. The team’s findings are published in the Oct. 15 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association of Cancer...

2013-10-15 11:17:03

An optical imaging technique that measures metabolic activity in cancer cells can accurately differentiate breast cancer subtypes, and it can detect responses to treatment as early as two days after therapy administration, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "The process of targeted drug development requires assays that measure drug target engagement and predict the response (or lack thereof) to treatment," said Alex...

2013-10-14 09:43:42

American Chemical Society President Marinda Li Wu, Ph.D., said the budget impasse is effectively choking America's science innovation pipeline, strangling new discoveries, future economic growth and job creation. As a result of the shutdown, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will issue no new grants or cooperative agreements for innovative scientific research, and no continuing grant increments for existing projects will be provided, effectively suspending or completely halting...

2013-10-12 23:04:18

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Greg Sousa, a 44-year-old brain cancer survivor, who recently completed a 700-mile bicycle ride to raise money for brain cancer research. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 12, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer commends Greg Sousa, a 44-year-old brain cancer survivor, who recently completed a 700-mile bicycle ride and raised $17,000 towards brain cancer research. According to an October 4, 2013...


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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