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2012-08-13 15:07:00

A new tool to observe cell behavior has revealed surprising clues about how cancer cells respond to therapy — and may offer a way to further refine personalized cancer treatments. The approach, developed by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, shows that erlotinib — a targeted therapy that acts on a growth factor receptor mutated in some lung, brain and other cancers — doesn't simply kill tumor cells as was previously assumed. The drug also causes some tumor...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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