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2010-12-02 21:52:09

A protein that is crucial for regulating the self-renewal of normal prostate stem cells, needed to repair injured cells or restore normal cells killed by hormone withdrawal therapy for cancer, also aids the transformation of healthy cells into prostate cancer cells.

2010-08-09 14:55:03

Inhibiting prostate cancer without disturbing regular body processes Researchers explain how a facultative enzyme governs tumour growth.

2010-08-09 14:08:48

Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of nerve connections that control voluntary movement after spinal cord injury, showing the potential for new therapeutic approaches to paralysis and other motor function impairments.

2010-07-13 15:10:04

Light has been cast on the interaction between broccoli consumption and reduced prostate cancer risk.

2010-07-12 13:05:54

Faculty of Medicine scientists have discovered a way to enhance nerve regeneration in the peripheral nervous system.

2010-05-13 09:42:07

Researchers at Queen's University have developed a new way of performing lab tests that could improve the way doctors manage prostate cancer treatment.

2010-05-10 07:21:45

Researchers in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Thomas Jefferson University have found that the level of a single protein in the tiny roundworm C elegans determines how long it lives.

2010-04-19 13:32:23

New research provides crucial insight into the pathogenic mechanisms of Parkinson's disease (PD), a prevalent neurodegenerative disorder.

2010-04-19 09:23:18

Biopsy MicroRNA that blocks PTEN makes drug less potent against breast cancer.

2010-03-30 13:52:42

An important gene that normally protects the body against cancer can itself cause a variety of cancers depending on the specific mutation that damages it


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.