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2013-10-17 23:01:20

Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Annual Meeting and Associated Programs, Nov. 7-10, 2013, National Harbor, MD Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is pleased to host more than 900 of the world’s top cancer researchers and scientists at its 28th Annual Scientific Meeting and Associated Programs, beginning on November 7, 2013 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD – just outside of the DC area....

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...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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