Archive: 04/11/2007

Genes set scene for metastasis

Biologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) have identified a set of genes expressed in human breast cancer cells that work together to remodel the network of blood vessels at the site of the primary tumor. ...

dateApr 11, 2007 in Genetics
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A genetic 'gang of 4' drives spread of breast cancer

Studies of human tumor cells implanted in mice have shown that the abnormal activation of four genes drives the spread of breast cancer to the lungs. The new studies by Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers reveal that ...

dateApr 11, 2007 in Cancer
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Earthshaking images

The powerful earthquake struck suddenly, shaking the seven-story building so hard it bent, cracked and swayed in response. But this was no ordinary earthquake.

dateApr 11, 2007 in Computer Sciences
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Rapid oral HIV test shows great promise

A convenient, easy to use, and rapid alternative to blood-based HIV testing may become the new standard for field testing according to a new MUHC study. The study shows that the oral fluid-based OraQuick HIV1/2 test is 100 ...

dateApr 11, 2007 in HIV & AIDS
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Massive coral death attributed to earthquake

Scientists have reported what is thought to be one of the world’s greatest mass death of corals ever recorded as a result of the earthquake in Aceh, Indonesia on 28 March 2005.

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Study pries into ovarian cancer's deadly secrets

A new University of Michigan Medical School study sheds light on cell defects that lead to one common type of ovarian cancer and puts forth a promising new mouse model that already is being used for preclinical drug testing.

dateApr 11, 2007 in Cancer
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