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2014-03-05 10:59:39

Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue and other debilitating symptoms that persist months to years after their course of treatment has ended. Now researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have found clues that may explain how these symptoms can linger. Chemotherapy, one of the major treatments for breast cancer, can leave a long-lasting epigenetic imprint in the DNA of breast cancer patients’ blood cells. That imprint is associated with biological signs of...

2010-11-12 00:00:43

Emory Healthcare, the Emory Breast Center and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University partner to launch comprehensive website, blog, and contest around breast health. Atlanta, GA (Vocus) November 11, 2010 The largest, most comprehensive health care system in the state of Georgia, Emory Healthcare, is launching various web-based resources to promote breast cancer awareness and breast health beyond the month of October. Emory Healthcare, its clinical breast health division, the Emory...

2009-11-18 14:00:38

The pedal-to-the-metal signals driving the growth of several types of cancer cells lead to a common switch governing the use of glucose, researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered. Scientists who study cancer have known for decades that cancer cells tend to consume more glucose, or blood sugar, than healthy cells. This tendency is known as the "Warburg effect," honoring discoverer Otto Warburg, a German biochemist who won the 1931 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Now...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.