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2009-11-04 07:56:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVault Corporation (Carlsbad, CA) today announces that William Brody, M.D., Ph.D., has joined its Board of Directors. Dr. Brody, the Irwin Jacobs Presidential Chair of the Salk Institute, is an acclaimed physician-scientist and university leader.

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2009-11-03 09:22:27

The search for the holy grail of regenerative medicine—the ability to "grow back" a perfect body part when one is lost to injury or disease—has been under way for years, yet the steps involved in this seemingly magic process are still poorly understood.

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2009-10-13 09:20:00

The cerebral cortex, the largest and most complex component of the brain, is unique to mammals and alone has evolved human specializations.

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2009-08-09 12:35:00

A collaborative study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies uncovered that the tumor suppressor p53, which made its name as "guardian of the genome"

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2009-08-05 14:15:00

Rather than sticking to a single DNA script, human brain cells harbor astonishing genomic variability, according to scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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2009-07-15 11:35:00

Just like a conductor cueing musicians in an orchestra, Fgf10, a member of the fibroblast growth factor (Ffg) family of morphogens, lets brain stem cells know that the moment to get to work has arrived

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2009-07-06 13:15:00

A tightly controlled system of checks and balances ensures that a powerful tumor suppressor called p53 keeps a tight lid on unchecked cell growth but doesn't wreak havoc in healthy cells.

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2009-06-28 13:02:41

Alcohol's inebriating effects are familiar to everyone. But the molecular details of alcohol's impact on brain activity remain a mystery.

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2009-06-21 12:47:55

Obesity is probably the most important factor in the development of insulin resistance, but science's understanding of the chain of events is still spotty.

2009-06-02 14:24:10

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quotha
  • Forsooth! indeed! originally a parenthetical phrase used in repeating the words of another with more or less contempt or disdain.
The word 'quotha' is an alteration of 'quoth he'.
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