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2010-02-26 09:40:00

Working with mice, Johns Hopkins scientists who tested drugs intended to halt growth of brain cancer stem cells "“ a small population of cells within tumors that perpetuate cancer growth "“ conclude that blocking these cells may be somewhat effective, but more than one targeted drug attack may be needed to get the job done. One focus of attack is a chemical pathway within stem cells known as Notch, which scientists have shown is important for cancer stem cell growth.  A new...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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