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Scientists Announce Breakthroughs In Fight Against Leukemia
2011-09-05 04:59:03

  Two new studies that could ultimately help with the diagnosis and treatment of leukemia were published in the Sunday edition of the journal Nature Genetics. In the first, a team of scientists from the Center for Cancer Biology (CCB) at the University of Australia and the University of Washington discovered a genetic defect that they says indicates a pre-disposition to contract acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplasia. According to a University of Washington press release,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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