Archive: 09/01/2009

Why don't brain tumors respond to medication?

Malignant brain tumors often fail to respond to promising new medication. Researchers in Heidelberg have discovered a mechanism and a tumor marker for the development of this resistance. A "death receptor" can possibly provide ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Cancer
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Internet complicates doctor-patient relationships

Patients who ask their doctor about information they have read on the Internet, or webs that better inform them of their diagnosis, are no longer a rarity. A study undertaken by Spanish researchers reveals ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Health
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When a whistle beats a tweet

Biologists have discovered that a species of Australian pigeon has a secret way of alerting fellow birds to predators -- a "whistle" emitted by flapping wings when the bird takes off in alarm.

dateSep 01, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Human Tissue Act may have helped research, says study

Fears that medical research using tissue such as blood or material from biopsies would be obstructed by the Human Tissue Act 2004 may have been unfounded, a new study from the University of Leicester reveals.

dateSep 01, 2009 in Other
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