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2012-06-11 20:08:20

A pair of recent studies describes how pancreatic cancer cells produce a protein that attracts the body's immune cells and tricks them into helping cancer cells grow. The research, published by Cell Press in the June 12th issue of the journal Cancer Cell, also reveals that blocking the protein may be an effective way to treat pancreatic cancer. "We found that simply disabling the ability of tumors to make this molecule leads to a house-of-cards effect that resulted in massive tumor death...

2012-02-02 18:00:59

Therapeutic cooling for stroke, damaging effects of normally beneficial blood component following ischemic stroke, more Stroke experts from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will present research updates at the International Stroke Conference of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Feb. 1 through Feb. 3 in New Orleans. Highlights include: 6:15 — 6:45 p.m. CST, Feb. 1, Thrombin Activity Associated with Neuronal Damage during Acute Stage of Ischemic Stroke After...

2011-11-07 10:33:50

Most women with lupus can safely carry out pregnancy Hospital for Special Surgery physician-scientists who focus on arthritis, lupus, vasculitis and related conditions are traveling from New York City to Chicago this week to share their recent findings at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Special Surgery investigators will present advances that should influence the future of clinical care. Of the meeting's highlights, results from the...


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.