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2011-07-20 11:41:00

Study Published in Major Journal CHICAGO, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) grant recipient Flavia Nery, Ph.D. and longtime dystonia investigator Xandra Breakefield, Ph.D. of Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital, and their collaborators have discovered a significant clue toward understanding why a mutation in the DYT1 gene might lead to dystonia, a debilitating neurological disease. It was in Dr. Breakefield's lab at Harvard where the...

2008-11-17 09:41:49

Minute sacs released from tumor cells and flowing in the blood carries genetic knowledge about the tumor, providing a novel way to find and care for the cancer, U.S. researchers announced on Sunday. "They contain a little piece of the tumor cell in the blood stream. If you just look at these packets, you basically know what kind of mutations are in the tumor cell," stated Xandra Breakefield of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, whose findings are published in the journal Nature Cell...

2008-09-08 09:00:52

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Exosome Diagnostics, Inc. today announced the formation of its scientific advisory board with the appointments of Dennis Brown, Ph.D.; Xandra Breakefield, Ph.D.; and Richard L. Edelson, M.D. Dr. Brown serves as director of Massachusetts General Hospital's program in membrane biology. He is also associate chief for research affairs of Massachusetts General Hospital's nephrology division and a professor at Harvard Medical School. He is a renowned expert in...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.