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2013-09-20 11:07:58

Like normal cells, cancer cells require amino acids for growth, maintenance, and cell signaling, and L-type amino acid transporters (LATs) are the delivery vehicles that supply them. Metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) cells are highly dependent on LATs to deliver the amino acid leucine that the cells need for growth and proliferation, according to a study published September 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. To investigate the function of LATs in...

2013-09-04 23:26:52

FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that the SAIC-Frederick, Inc. has selected a StorHouse data management system to be the key component of an innovative tiered storage strategy for vital cancer research data. Rockville, MD, September 4, 2013 (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data storage virtualization,...

2013-09-04 08:10:20

Breast cancer risk associated with use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) among postmenopausal women was variable when analyzed by race/ethnicity, body mass index (BMI), and breast density, according to a new study published September 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Studies have reported HRT use is associated with an increase in breast cancer risk. However, differential risks by BMI and breast density have been reported. Also, studies on the effect of HRT use on breast...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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