Latest Growth factor Stories

2008-10-21 18:00:25

U.S. researchers say they have made a discovery involving infantile hemangiomas -- tumors that usually appear appear within days of birth. The tumors are benign, but 10 percent of infantile hemangioma sufferers experience significant physical and psychological side-effects.

2008-07-03 00:00:27

Broccoli may combat prostate cancer by altering the activity levels of genes involved in tumour growth, a ground-breaking study has shown. Scientists made the discovery after adding either peas or broccoli to the normal diets of two groups of men for a year.

2005-11-01 09:25:00

Brisbane-based Adipogen Pty Ltd has raised a further $2.25 million to support the development of a novel treatment for obesity.

2005-07-18 18:10:00

University of Michigan researchers have figured out one more component in cancer cells' aggressive growth---and hope that knowledge can help kill the cells.

2004-12-17 09:15:00

A new pathway that may be useful in regulating angiogenesis -- the way by which new blood vessels are built -- has been identified by Ohio State University researchers.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.