Archive: 10/5/2009

Is your cellphone a source of pain?

Jill Garonzik Kelley of Allen, Texas, is thankful for unlimited minutes on her cellphone. After all, she did rack up 4,500 last month. What the 41-year-old advertising strategist is not as happy about is the pain after a ...

dateOct 05, 2009 in Other
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Mutated FGFR4 protein helps a childhood cancer spread

Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a childhood cancer thought to originate from skeletal muscle. In patients whose disease has spread (metastasized) from the initial tumor site the chance of long-term survival is poor. Hopes for a ...

dateOct 05, 2009 in Cancer
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Enhanced stem cells promote tissue regeneration

MIT engineers have boosted stem cells' ability to regenerate vascular tissue (such as blood vessels) by equipping them with genes that produce extra growth factors (naturally occurring compounds that stimulate tissue growth). ...

dateOct 05, 2009 in Biotechnology
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