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'Cross-talk' mechanism contributes to colorectal cancer

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health have identified a molecular mechanism that allows two powerful signaling pathways to interact and begin a process leading to colorectal ...

Nov 13, 2009
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Researchers find a weak link in cancer cell armor

(PhysOrg.com) -- Professor Robert Weiss has found that when two particular genes are inhibited, cancer cells are destroyed at a greater rate. The study is published in the Nov. 9 issue of PNAS.

Nov 11, 2009
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No such thing as 'junk RNA,' say Pitt researchers

Tiny strands of RNA previously dismissed as cellular junk are actually very stable molecules that may play significant roles in cellular processes, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ...

Oct 13, 2009
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New approach for growing bone

The natural cycle of building bone to maintain skeletal strength and then breaking it down for the body's calcium needs is delicately balanced, but diseases like osteoporosis break down too much bone without adequate bone ...

Oct 07, 2009
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RNAs taking center stage

RNAs, serving as a mere intermediary between DNA and proteins, were long regarded as a poor relation by researchers, attracting little interest. However, following the discovery of small RNAs known as microRNAs, they have ...

Sep 10, 2009
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Researchers uncover genetic link to age-related cataracts

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bing-Cheng Wang, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor of pharmacology and senior staff scientist at MetroHealth Medical Center, and Sudha K. Iyengar, Ph.D. professor of genetic ...

Jul 31, 2009
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