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2011-03-31 01:34:12

The estrogen inhibitor tamoxifen can prevent breast cancer from coming back in treated women whose tumors grow in the presence of the hormone. Unfortunately, tamoxifen's anti-tumor effect wanes in about half of these women, and now researchers from the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine think they know why. Low levels or loss of the protein Rho guanine disassociation inhibitor alpha or Rho GDI alpha can cause tumors to resist the effects of treatment with...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin