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2009-05-25 09:34:15

In a world first, West Australian scientists have cured mice of a devastating muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome "“ a breakthrough that could ultimately help thousands of families across the globe. The research, published online today in the Journal of Cell Biology, reveals how a team at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has restored muscle function in mice with one type of Floppy Baby Syndrome "“ a congenital myopathy disorder that...

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2008-04-16 13:25:00

WA researchers investigating how blood vessel growth keeps cancers alive have made a world-first discovery that could boost the chances of successfully treating life-threatening tumors.Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) Associate Professor Ruth Ganss and her team have found that a gene called RGS5 can reverse angiogenesis "“ the growth of blood vessels inside the tumor.The discovery is published in the most recent edition of Nature, one of the world's most...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'