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2011-09-09 14:22:00

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have successfully disrupted the function of a cancer gene involved in the formation of most human tumors by tampering with the gene's "on" switch and growth signals, rather than targeting the gene itself.

2011-09-07 19:57:00

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and colleagues overseas have discovered a pair of backup circuits in cancer cells that enable the cells to dodge the effect of a widely used cancer drug.

2011-09-05 11:23:24

In a joint study, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and Harvard University's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have established a new class of anti-diabetic compound that targets a unique molecular switch.

2011-08-18 10:00:00

CANTON, Mass., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts is supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund for the 13th year to help increase the chances of survival among cancer patients worldwide.

2011-08-15 11:00:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists lead research that settles a century-old debate about retinoblastoma's beginnings and identify new targets for treating the childhood eye tumor MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A research team led by St.

2011-08-03 15:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) today announced the initiation of an expanded access program for carfilzomib, a selective, next-generation proteasome inhibitor.

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2011-07-31 07:22:28

Salk Institute and Dana Farber Cancer Institute researchers contribute to production of largest-ever map of plant protein interactions.

2011-07-21 07:45:00

BOSTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world's leading car-sharing network, is taking on the 32nd annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) with a team of 25 riders and a goal of raising $150,000 to support cancer research and treatment.

2011-07-20 17:16:00

Promising results of PI3K inhibitor study discussed at ASCO annual meeting SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new drug targeting the PI3K gene in patients with advanced breast cancer shows promising results in an early phase I investigational study conducted at Virginia G.

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2011-07-19 13:05:00

Cancer biologists at MIT have identified a new lung cancer gene that drives the spread of the deadly condition.


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quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
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