Archive: 6/05/2008

Specific gene increases susceptibility to breast cancer

Much work has been done to identify genetic variations that predispose women to breast cancer. Previous work showed that variants in the gene called fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) were associated with increased ...

dateMay 06, 2008 in Cancer
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Immune exhaustion in HIV infection

As HIV disease progresses in a person infected with the HIV virus, a group of cells in the immune system, the CD8+ T lymphocytes, become “exhausted,” losing many of their abilities to kill other cells infected by the ...

dateMay 06, 2008 in HIV & AIDS
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