Archive: 3/05/2010

Broccoli component limits breast cancer stem cells

A compound derived from broccoli could help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells -- the small number of cells that fuel a tumor's growth -- according to a new study from researchers at the University ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Cancer
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Researchers pinpoint osteoporosis genes

A team of international researchers has identified 20 genes associated with osteoporosis and bone weakness, including 13 genes never previously associated with the disease. Osteoporosis is a highly heritable trait, but this ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Genetics
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Revolution with a salad spinner (w/ Video)

A simple salad spinner will save lives this summer, if everything goes as planned by two Rice University undergraduates. The spinner has been turned, so to speak, into a rudimentary centrifuge that medical clinics in developing ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Engineering
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T cell protein boosts learning

Stress, sickness and depression can generate inflammation in the brain, which is detrimental to learning. According to a new study that will appear online on May 3rd in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, T cells level ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Medical research
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