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2009-11-12 22:38:24

The seeming invincibility of cancerous tumors may be crumbling, thanks to a promising new gene therapy that eliminates the ability of certain cells to repair themselves.

2009-10-26 15:11:30

A rare form of testicular tumor has provided scientists with new insights into how genetic changes (mutations) arise in our children.

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2009-10-16 09:39:00

A study published in the October issue of Nature Genetics demonstrates that loss of the tumor-suppressor protein p53, coupled with elimination of the DNA-maintenance protein ATR, severely disrupts tissue maintenance in mice.

2009-10-13 15:23:29

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have identified two genes believed to play a role in the development of endometrial cancer.

2009-10-12 10:00:00

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have identified two genes believed to play a role in the development of endometrial cancer.

2009-10-06 09:58:20

Scientists at the University of York have identified and successfully silenced a gene that appears essential to cancer cell survival.

2009-06-29 10:25:54

Finnish Academy Professors Lauri Aaltonen and Jussi Taipale have identified and described a mechanism whereby a single-base change in the human genome increases the risk of colorectal cancer.

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2009-06-12 15:15:00

Those stubborn grey hairs that come with age really are signs of stress, albeit of the cellular kind, according to a new Japanese study.

2009-06-07 12:39:36

Mutations extending lifespan induce expression of germline genes in somatic cells.

2009-04-20 13:56:43

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a new method to help researchers identify genes that can help protect the body during the aging process.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.