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Ovarian Tumor That Had Teeth And A Bone Fragment Inside Was Found In A Roman-age Skeleton
2013-01-25 11:44:35

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona A team of researchers led by the UAB has found the first ancient remains of a calcified ovarian teratoma, in the pelvis of the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era. The find confirms the presence in antiquity of this type of tumor - formed by the remains of tissues or organs, which are difficult to locate during the examination of ancient remains. Inside the small round mass, four teeth and a small piece of bone were found. Teratomas are usually...

Origin Matters For Brain Tumors
2012-11-14 10:22:14

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Brain tumors arising from different cell types might require different–and more personalized–treatment approaches. Cancers arise when a normal cell acquires a mutation in a gene that regulates cellular growth or survival. But the particular cell this mutation happens in–the cell of origin–can have an enormous impact on the behavior of the tumor, and on the strategies used to treat it. Robert Wechsler-Reya, Ph.D.,...

2011-10-12 23:55:00

Saveology to support various events through 2012 in South Florida and New Jersey Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 MyWish4U.org a non-profit organization known for helping children battle pediatric cancers and life-threatening illnesses is honored to announce Saveology, a leading national consumer brand offering a daily deals website and home services comparison shopping portal, as the Official Platinum Sponsor for 2012. Saveology has generously committed to donate up to...

2011-07-13 13:02:01

The new Pediatric Center for Personal Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics has been launched at Baylor College of Medicine through a partnership between the Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Human Genome Sequencing Center at BCM. The goal is to improve the treatment of children with cancer through identification of the specific genetic mutations responsible for their tumors. The center will use state-of-the-art genomic sequencing technologies to comprehensively analyze tumor samples from...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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