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2013-05-08 11:39:52

A seven-year quest to understand how breast cancer cells resist treatment with the targeted therapy lapatinib has revealed a previously unknown molecular network that regulates cell death. The discovery provides new avenues to overcome drug resistance, according to researchers at Duke Cancer Institute. "We've revealed multiple new signaling pathways that regulate cell death," said Sally Kornbluth, PhD, vice dean of Basic Science and professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke...

ERs Fail To Educate Parents On Child Safety Restraints
2013-03-06 09:26:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Emergency departments are not doing enough to make sure parents are properly educated about car seats and the proper use of safety restraints, researchers claim in a new study. According to researcher from the University of Michigan (UM), more than 130,000 children under the age of 13 are treated annually in urgent care facilities as a result of injuries sustained in automobile crashes. However, the researchers said that more than...

2013-02-01 09:41:53

Improving public engagement could help attract the right participants to the right studies, according to University of Michigan study Medical research is vital to the advancement of health care, but many medical research studies have too few people who participate. A new study from the University of Michigan takes an in-depth look at public participation in medical research across the United States. Through a unique, nationally representative survey of 2,150 households in 2011,...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'