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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.