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Brain cancer: Study focuses on forgotten cells

Glioblastoma is a guileful enemy. While most of the brain tumor can often be removed surgically, in virtually every case the tumor reappears. One reason for this is that sporadic, infiltrative tumor cells will remain in the ...

Apr 13, 2010
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Where injured nerve cells heal their bones

(PhysOrg.com) -- Microtubules are small protein tubes that give cells their structure and enable both their growth and division. It was assumed up to now that microtubules are formed by the centrosome, a cell ...

Feb 23, 2010
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Brain arousal heightens sexual activity in male mice

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ever since the dawn of time, teenage boys have been defined by their sexual urges. Stereotype or not, the same fate has now befallen male mice. In new research that harkens back to those awkward high school ...

Jan 27, 2010
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Why King Kong failed to impress

Humans have the same receptors for detecting odors related to sex as do other apes and primates. But each species uses them in different ways, stemming from the way the genes for these receptors have evolved over time, according ...

Dec 08, 2009
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Chocolate, water reduce pain response to heat

People often eat food to feel better, but researchers have found that eating chocolate or drinking water can blunt pain, reducing a rat's response to a hot stimulus. This natural form of pain relief may help ...

Oct 13, 2009
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