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2009-08-07 09:17:00

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have discovered how two cancer-promoting genes enhance a tumor's capacity to grow and survive under conditions where normal cells die.  The knowledge, they say, may offer new treatments that starve cancer cells of a key nutrient - sugar.  However, the scientists caution that research does not suggest that altering dietary sugar will make any difference in the growth and development of cancer."Cancer cells adapt to living within...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.