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2010-10-28 13:48:26

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have found that a molecule long believed to be a beneficial tumor suppressor "” and thus a potential cancer drug target "” appears to act as an oncogene in some lethal brain tumors. The protein, epithelial cadherin (E-cadherin), is known for its ability to keep cancer cells glued together, preventing them from breaking away and metastasizing. But, based on their findings, published online in PLoS ONE, the scientists suggest E-cadherin can also...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.