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2013-05-27 10:55:19

Genetic mutations may be targeted by currently available cancer therapies Two mutations central to the development of infantile myofibromatosis (IM)–a disorder characterized by multiple tumors involving the skin, bone, and soft tissue–may provide new therapeutic targets, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The findings, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, may lead to new treatment options for this debilitating disease, for...

2013-05-24 13:51:24

UEA scientists make breast cancer advance that turns previous thinking on its head Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an advance in breast cancer research which shows how some enzymes released by cancerous cells could have a protective function. New research published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals that an enzyme called MMP-8 (matrix metalloproteinase-8) could be acting as a locator to the immune system, which then becomes activated to attack...

2013-05-22 10:20:47

Study clarifies roles of anti-angiogenic proteins in discouraging metastasis and reveals potential anti-metastasis drug By studying the roles two proteins, thrombospondin-1 and prosaposin, play in discouraging cancer metastasis, a trans-Atlantic research team has identified a five-amino acid fragment of prosaposin that significantly reduces metastatic spread in mouse models of prostate, breast and lung cancer. The findings suggest that a prosaposin-based drug could potentially block...

2013-05-03 23:18:19

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain tumor research and advocacy, comments on an article discussing a new finding that may help in diagnosing and treating certain pediatric brain tumor cases. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 On May 3, Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC), an organization dedicated to brain tumor research and advocacy, comments on an article discussing a new finding that may help doctors in classifying and treating certain pediatric brain tumors....

2013-05-01 15:32:07

A type of low-grade but sometimes lethal brain tumor in children has been found in many cases to contain an unusual mutation that may help to classify, diagnose and guide the treatment of the tumors, report scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The researchers led a study of pediatric low-grade gliomas, samples of which were collected through an international consortium organized by brain tumor specialists at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center. Their findings are being...

2013-04-30 23:36:50

Cancer cells are wily, well-traveled adversaries, constantly side-stepping treatments to stop their spread. But for the first time, scientists at the University of Michigan have decoded the molecular chatter that ramps certain cancer cells into overdrive and can cause tumors to metastasize throughout the body. Researchers have long known that tumors recruit healing cells, which is a major reason why cancer is so difficult to thwart. This is the first known study to explain the molecular...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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