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Roundworm unlocks pancreatic cancer pathway

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 43,000 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and more than 36,000 died from the disease. Despite advances in genetic science showing that the Ras ...

dateJan 19, 2011 in Cancer
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Atlas of an organism

While every cell of an organism contains the same genes only a proportion are expressed in any tissue at a given stage in development. Knowing the extent of gene transcription is valuable and a team of European researchers ...

dateJan 18, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Treating deadly brain tumors by combining drugs

Lab studies show that combining drugs that target a variety of developmental cell signaling pathways may do a better job of killing deadly brain tumors than single drugs that target one pathway at a time, according to a new ...

dateJan 12, 2011 in Cancer
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Ovarian cancer advances when genes are silenced

There are many mechanisms that alter the activity of genes – direct changes to the DNA code like mutations and deletions, or changes that control when genes are switched on and off, called epigenetic means. Tumor-suppressor ...

dateDec 13, 2010 in Genetics
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