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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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New approach to Alzheimer's therapy

Researchers from the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat in Munich have shown that the ADAM10 protein can inhibit the formation of beta-amyloid, which is responsible for Alzheimer's ...

dateJul 30, 2010 in Medical research
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The impact of genomics

Working with worms may not be your average person’s idea of a good time, but for University of Toronto researcher Dr. Andrew Fraser, they are fascinating.

dateFeb 21, 2010 in Genetics
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Scientists Plot Genetic Ploy Against Grain Pest

(PhysOrg.com) -- Aided by a genomic map of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists are plotting a kind of genetic sabotage on the pest’s basic ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Other
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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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