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2011-10-10 19:38:23

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin have shown that a protein can inhibit metastasis of colon and melanoma cancers. The findings are published in the October 10, 2011 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Michael B. Dwinell, Ph.D., director of the Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory and associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, is the lead author on the paper. Chemokines and chemokine receptors are extensively involved in metastasis of 23...

2011-06-04 12:00:00

CHICAGO, June 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced results of ten studies being presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, including a second large validation study confirming the performance of the Oncotype DX® colon cancer Recurrence Score® (RS) as an independent predictor of recurrence risk in stage II colon cancer. The company also will present positive findings from a...

2009-08-16 13:07:39

A study published in this week's online issue of Nature Biotechnology, demonstrates a unique and highly sensitive method for detecting methylation-associated cancers. Chemical modification of DNA via the addition or deletion of methyl groups has been established as a common biological means of activating or silencing genes. Abnormal levels of DNA methylation, which effectively disrupt the genes responsible for normal cell cycle regulation, has been implicated in a number of different cancers,...

2008-08-11 00:00:07

KUALA LUMPUR: More than four out of 10 Malaysians, aged 18 years and above, are physically inactive, according to the 2006 National Health and Morbidity Survey. The survey revealed that the inactivity had led to many falling ill and dying early, suffering from heart diseases, breast, colon and rectal cancers, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. "It is worrying as the majority of those who are inactive are women," Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong said yesterday. "Last week,...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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