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2011-10-06 12:42:11

Scientists have discovered how cells detect tissue damage and modify their repair properties accordingly.

2011-09-13 22:50:32

A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression.

2011-07-12 07:36:37

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and death in the United States.

2011-07-11 20:35:32

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and death in the United States.

2011-07-11 20:32:53

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and death in the United States.

2011-05-04 21:27:22

When the human genome project produced a map of human genes, the number of genes in humans turned out to be relatively small, approximately the same number as in primitive nematode worms.

2011-04-25 14:25:24

Cancer has a mighty big bag of tricks that it uses to evade the body's natural defense mechanisms and proliferate.

2011-04-12 14:30:45

A molecule that lies dormant until it encounters a cancer cell, then suddenly activates and rouses the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells directly, marks the latest step in scientists’ efforts to tap the body’s own resources to fight the disease.

2011-01-19 23:43:29

MIT scientists have discovered that cells lining the blood vessels secrete molecules that suppress tumor growth and keep cancer cells from invading other tissues, a finding that could lead to a new way to treat cancer.

2010-03-30 14:16:19

Mindin has an indispensable role in both innate and adaptive immunity.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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