Archive: 12/04/2008

Dormant stem cells for emergencies

Many specialized cells, such as in the skin, intestinal mucosa or blood, have a lifespan of only a few days. For these tissues to function, a steady replenishment of specialized cells is indispensable. This is the task of ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Medical research
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Collaboration of soloists makes the best science

For the success of a major research university, which is better: large, well-funded laboratory empires with many investigators working toward the same end, or the individual scientist toiling alone in his ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Other
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Novel basis identified for tamoxifen failure

Tamoxifen may worsen breast cancer in a small subset of patients. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research suggests that in patients who show reduced or absent expression of the pr ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Cancer
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