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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...

2012-05-30 10:34:42

There are significant gaps in the information women receive about their future fertility following cancer diagnosis, suggests a new paper published today (30 May) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Infertility can be a side-effect of cancer treatment and there are increasing numbers of people of reproductive age undergoing such treatment. This study - led by the University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian - looks at perceptions and use of fertility preservation...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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