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'Hedgehog' pathway may hold key to anti-cancer therapy

Scientists in Switzerland have discovered a way to block the growth of human colon cancer cells, preventing the disease from reaching advanced stages and the development of liver metastases. The research, published today ...

dateAug 26, 2009 in Cancer
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Hitting cancer where it hurts

Two studies in the May 29th issue of Cell, a Cell Press publication, have taken advantage of new technological advances to search for and find previously unknown weaknesses in a hard to treat form of cancer. The discoveries lend n ...

dateMay 28, 2009 in Cancer
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Cancer cells need normal, nonmutated genes to survive

Corrupt lifestyles and vices go hand in hand; each feeds the other. But even the worst miscreant needs customary societal amenities to get by. It's the same with cancer cells. While they rely on vices in the form of genetic ...

dateMay 28, 2009 in Cancer
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Gene therapy shows early promise for treating obesity

With obesity reaching epidemic levels, researchers at the Ohio State University Medical Center are studying a potentially long-term treatment that involves injecting a gene directly into one of the critical feeding and weight ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Genetics
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