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2014-04-18 15:49:22

Studies carry implications for understanding cancer Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered an unexpected phenomenon in the organs that produce sperm in fruit flies: When a certain kind of stem cell is killed off experimentally, another group of non-stem cells can come out of retirement to replace them. The discovery sheds light on the tiny "environments" that stem cells occupy in animal bodies and may help explain how stem cells in tumors replenish themselves, the researchers report...

2014-04-11 12:07:26

A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumor using a 3D printer. The model, which consists of a scaffold of fibrous proteins coated in cervical cancer cells, has provided a realistic 3D representation of a tumor's environment and could help in the discovery of new drugs and cast new light on how tumors develop, grow and spread throughout the body. The results of the study have been published today, 11 April, in IOP Publishing's...

2014-04-09 12:31:14

Three molecularly defined clusters could alter practice; 1 closely resembles deadly glioblastoma Comprehensive genomic analysis of low-grade brain tumors sorts them into three categories, one of which has the molecular hallmarks and shortened survival of glioblastoma multiforme, the most lethal of brain tumors, researchers reported at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014. "The immediate clinical implication is that a group of patients with tumors previously...

2014-04-07 16:05:15

Researchers studying a rare, always fatal brain tumor in children have found several molecular alterations that drive the cancer, according to a new study from scientists at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and McGill University. The findings identify potential new targets for drug treatments. The new research could help physicians choose targeted agents with a better chance of combating pediatric high-grade astrocytomas, which are extremely difficult to...

2014-04-07 15:53:35

Patients with cancer of the throat and who are positive for the Human Papilloma virus (HPV+) have a good prognosis, but until now the effect of being HPV+ on the prognosis of tumors located elsewhere in the head and neck was unknown. Danish researchers have now shown that HPV status appears to have no prognostic effect on the outcome of primary radiotherapy in head and neck cancer outside the oropharynx (the part of the throat located behind the mouth, and which contains the soft palate and...

2014-04-03 10:05:03

Researchers have discovered that microscopic "bubbles" developed at Kansas State University are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors. The findings can benefit patient health and advance radiation therapy used to treat cancer and other diseases, said John M. Tomich, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics who is affiliated with the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center. Tomich conducted the study with...

2014-04-02 08:32:57

--First-in-Class CLIA Assay for Detection of Tumor-Specific Gene Amplifications Using Circulating Cell-Free DNA-- BALTIMORE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome analyses, today announced the launch of its METDetect(TM) Assay for the detection of MET gene amplifications in the circulation of cancer patients. Amplifications and other structural changes of the MET cancer gene have been associated with resistance to...

2014-03-26 16:15:10

In a series of studies involving 140 American men and women with liver tumors, researchers at Johns Hopkins have used specialized 3-D MRI scans to precisely measure living and dying tumor tissue to quickly show whether highly toxic chemotherapy – delivered directly through a tumor's blood supply – is working. The investigators say their findings, to be presented March 22-27 in San Diego at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, are the first "proof of principle"...

2014-03-18 08:32:17

Experimental drug designed to fight abdominal cancers passes important test SYDNEY, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novogen Limited [ASX:NRT; NASDAQ:NVGN] and its joint venture company with Yale University, CanTx Inc, today announced an important milestone with lead candidate drug, Trx-1, demonstrating a potent anti-cancer effect in mice xenografted with human ovarian cancer stem cells. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131220/NY36990LOGO CanTx is seeking a novel approach to...

2014-03-17 08:29:07

HOUSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, will collaborate through MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program to develop therapies that unleash patients' immune systems to attack their cancers. "Our collaboration with MedImmune, a leader in the field of immunotherapy, will draw on the strengths of both institutions to push ahead for more effective...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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