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Cell Death Offers Hope For Cancer Treatment
2012-09-23 15:35:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Australian scientists from Melbourne have recently found a pair of proteins that cause the death of early egg cells in the ovaries. Blocking these proteins means cells survive the effects of radiotherapy, according to the study in Molecular Cell. The implications of this research could prevent infertility caused by cancer treatments and even stave off menopause. The team included researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall...

2012-07-20 01:52:04

The research provides insights into programmed cell death and opens door to new approaches to cancer treatment Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have simultaneously mapped two of the most important types of protein-modification in cells, revealing their extensive cooperation during an essential cellular process. Phosphorylation, the attachment of a phosphate group to a protein, and proteolysis, the cleavage of a protein, had almost always been studied independently. The new...

2012-06-05 23:00:27

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We offer a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma, or their family members the names of the best mesothelioma attorneys, or mesothelioma trial law firms in the nation because quality matters when it comes to mesothelioma, attorneys, and compansation. No other group in the United States offers a service like this. The group says, "Further, if a mesothelioma victim, or their family members call us; as part of our Mesothelioma Victims Bill of Rights, we will...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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