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2009-07-16 19:25:26

A Chicago-area medical student says he began working as a researcher on the rare brain cancer glioblastoma after he was diagnosed with the disease. P.J. Lukac told the Chicago Tribune he decided to talk to Dr. Markus Bredel, head of research at the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute, a few weeks after learning he had a life expectancy of just over a year. He said some people think of cancer as having a mystical power but Bredel has really reduced it to a set equation, with these genes as...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.