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Researchers unveil new method for detecting lung cancer

When lung cancer strikes, it often spreads silently into more advanced stages before being detected. In a new article published in Nature Nanotechnology, biological engineers and medical scientists at the University of Missouri ...

'Imprinted' developmental genes gain new roles in adult stem cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- The repair of tissues damaged by injury or illness relies on the ability of adult stem cells to grow and self-renew. But this ability needs to be tightly controlled; if regulation is lost, the stem cells ...

Sex gives clues to new lung cancer treatment

Research into an enzyme that produces a hormone released after sex has inspired Australian National University chemists to create new treatments for small-cell lung cancer.

Asbestos, dioxin threats in Japan tsunami rubble

Japanese workers tackling the Herculean task of clearing millions of tonnes of debris from last month's earthquake and tsunami also face health risks from asbestos and dioxins.

Internet pioneer Paul Baran dies in Calif. at 84

(AP) -- Paul Baran, whose work with packaging data in the 1960s has been credited with playing a role in the later development of the Internet, has died at age 84, his son said.

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