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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
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.