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Latest Zena Werb Stories

2013-01-28 15:46:24

The spread of breast cancer to distant organs within the body, an event that often leads to death, appears in many cases to involve the loss of a key protein.

2012-02-01 15:57:40

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common of all malignant brain tumors that originate in the brain.

2005-07-07 00:25:14

Researchers in the Life Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered a key molecular pathway by which MMP-3, an enzyme that normally helps remodel tissues, initiates the pathway to breast cancer. MMP-3 causes normal cells to express a protein, Rac1b, previously found only in cancers.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.