Archive: 8/02/2007

Study points to new breast cancer-susceptibility gene

A gene whose existence was detected only a couple of years ago may increase women’s risk of breast cancer when inherited in a mutated form, and may contribute to prostate cancer as well, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer ...

dateFeb 08, 2007 in Cancer
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Hey Porky Pig: You Deserve Some Respect, Expert Says

It’s the Chinese Year of the Pig, and if any animal ever needed a good PR campaign, it might be the pig. Many animal experts think pigs get a bad rap. They are often viewed as dirty creatures that are not smart and show ...

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Astronauts Start 3rd Spacewalk

International Space Station Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Sunita Williams began the third of an unprecedented series of spacewalks at 8:26 a.m. EST today from the Quest airlock.

dateFeb 08, 2007 in Space Exploration
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The multi-tasking reovirus

In the past couple of years, researchers at Oncolytics Biotech have been developing a harmless virus as a potent cancer killer, but they have also been accumulating data that suggests in addition to directly killing tumor ...

dateFeb 08, 2007 in Cancer
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Africa's first large-scale HIV vaccine study launches

The launch of the first large-scale study to evaluate a candidate HIV vaccine on the African continent was announced today by study collaborators in the United States and South Africa. The trial will involve up to 3,000 participants ...

dateFeb 08, 2007 in HIV & AIDS
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