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iceland cancer risk
2015-03-27 10:42:50

A landmark DNA study in Iceland has resulted in an unprecedented look at an entire country’s genetic makeup, discovering several previously unknown mutations that could cause a vast array of different health problems, but regulations prevent some of that data from being used.

2015-03-27 08:27:09

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) and privately-held MirImmune LLC, today announced that they have entered into an exclusive license

2015-03-27 08:26:29

New technology for rapidly and precisely targeting tumors with image-guided radiosurgery is on display this week at the 27th International Medical Instruments & Equipment Exhibition BEIJING,

2015-03-26 23:14:06

Software brings image analysis and big data capabilities to help researchers, clinicians and hospitals collaborate to fight cancer Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March

2015-03-26 16:32:38

Debra and Bob Ferguson Chair Signature Event DETROIT, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Barbara Ann

2015-03-26 16:29:42

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden has been named 2015 Honorary Breakaway from Cancer(®)

2015-03-26 12:30:07

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a screening test could not only catch cancer early but also help to prevent it, could

2015-03-26 08:34:34

BALTIMORE, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm specializing on the small cap and microcap sectors, announced today that it has issued a research

2015-03-26 04:23:47

LUGANO, Switzerland and SINGAPORE, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This exclusive agreement broadens Helsinn's existing partnerships for anamorelin in the area of cancer

2015-03-25 12:31:13

NEW YORK, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, Stuart Weitzman's sexy gladiator-inspired high heel LEGWRAP sandal will raise money to benefit Dr. Marsha A.


Latest Cancer Reference Libraries

British Journal of Cancer
2012-05-28 10:11:32

The British Journal of Cancer (BJC) is a professional medical journal published biweekly by the Nature Publishing Group (a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd.) on behalf of Cancer Research UK. It provides a forum for clinicians and scientists to communicate original research findings that have relevance to understanding the etiology of cancer and to improving patient treatment and survival. Papers are published both in print and online. The journal publishes full research papers and...

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2011-02-17 16:45:25

Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV or MCPyV), first discovered in January 2008, is one of seven human tumor viruses. It is suspected to cause most of Merkel cell carcinoma which is a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer. Around 80% of Merkel cell carcinoma tumors are found to be infected with MCV. It is found in respiratory secretions suggesting that it may be transmitted by a respiratory route. Usually the tumors with MCV viruses go through at least two mutations that render the virus...

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2011-02-17 14:56:32

A human papillomavirus (HPV), a member of the papillomavirus family, is capable of infecting humans. HPVs establish productive infections in the skin or mucous membranes. Most of the 200 known types cause no symptoms in most people. Some types can cause warts, while others can lead to cancer. There are more than 30 to 40 types of HPV that are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. High risk HPV, can lead to cancer, in fact HPV infection is a cause of...

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2005-05-26 12:16:31

Asbestos (Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") is a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are typically mixed with cement or woven...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Cancer Constellation -- The constellation Cancer, the crab, is known in astronomy and astrology as one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. Cancer is small and dim, and does not resemble a crab. It lies between Gemini to the west and Leo to the east, Lynx to the north and Canis Minor and Hydra to the south. Notable features The brightest star in Cancer is β Cancri, called Al Tarf ("the end" of the crab's leg). Other stars include Acubens (α), and the Aselli (the...

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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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