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2011-08-11 10:17:28

In a cancer treatment breakthrough, scientists for the first time have used gene therapy to successfully destroy tumors in patients with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center and Perelman School of Medicine have shown sustained remissions of up to a year among a small group of advanced CLL patients treated with genetically engineered versions of their own T cells. The procedure, which involves removing patients'...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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