Archive: 10/20/2010

A redeeming role for a common virus

A common virus that can cause coughing and mild diarrhea appears to have a major redemptive quality: the ability to kill cancer. Harnessing that power, researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part ...

dateOct 20, 2010 in Medical research
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Scientists show TAp63 suppresses cancer metastasis

Long overshadowed by p53, its famous tumor-suppressing sibling, the p63 gene does the tougher, important job of stifling the spread of cancer to other organs, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ...

dateOct 20, 2010 in Cancer
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Energy revolution key to complex life

The evolution of complex life is strictly dependent on mitochondria, the tiny power stations found in all complex cells, according to a new study by Dr Nick Lane, from UCL (University College London), and ...

dateOct 20, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Obsessing over strep throat in kids

A common infection in children, strep throat can lead to problems with a child's heart, joints or brain if left untreated. And when the brain is involved, motor and mental functioning may be compromised, leading to syndromes ...

dateOct 20, 2010 in Medical research
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