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2009-04-07 13:32:00

BOSTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute have found that the growth factor known as TGF-beta is essential to the health of blood vessels in the retina and that blocking it can cause retinal dysfunction.

2009-01-21 16:32:11

Researchers led by Drs. Lillian Maggio-Price and Brian Iritani at The University of Washington found that mice that lack the immune inhibitory molecule Smad3 are acutely sensitive to both bacterially-induced inflammation and cancer.

2008-07-03 00:00:27

Broccoli may combat prostate cancer by altering the activity levels of genes involved in tumour growth, a ground-breaking study has shown. Scientists made the discovery after adding either peas or broccoli to the normal diets of two groups of men for a year.

2008-07-01 03:00:12

By Ishihara, Hideyuki Kubota, Hisashi; Lindberg, Raija L P; Leppert, David; Gloor, Sergio M; Errede, Mariella; Virgintino, Daniela; Fontana, Adriano; Yonekawa, Yasuhiro; Frei, Karl Abstract Gliomas, particularly glioblastoma multiforme, perturb the blood-brain barrier and cause brain edema that contributes to morbidity and mortality.

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2008-06-18 13:40:00

Old muscle got a shot of youthful vigor in a stem cell experiment by bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, setting the path for research on new treatments for age-related degenerative conditions such as muscle atrophy or Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

2007-10-09 18:00:12

ALBUQUERQUE - A group of researchers has discovered a mechanism that helps protect deer mice from hantavirus even though the rodents carry the life-threatening disease.

2007-07-03 09:17:00

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2005-11-08 13:03:46

LONDON (Reuters) - A single protein may hold the key to turning the tide on lung cancer -- still the world's biggest cancer killer -- research published on Tuesday showed.

2005-07-24 18:44:47

It started several years ago with the observation that a large group of seemingly unconnected genes were behaving differently in patients with stomach cancer. Now a multi-national research team led by the Melbourne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) has joined the proverbial dots and identified a potential new target for stomach cancer therapy, according to a paper published today in the prestigious Nature Medicine journal.

2005-06-09 17:35:38

Dartmouth researchers find protein responsible for unchecked cell growth.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.