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Scientists announce long-sought mouse model of human pancreatic cancer

...nd lethal progression of the disease." As in other solid tumors such as colon cancer, a series of genetic mutations underlies the conversion of normal cells in the pancreatic ducts to a precancerous series of stages termed PanIN-1, 2 and 3, and, finally, full-fledged, invasive cancer called adenocarcinoma....

Researchers find mechanism bacteria use to target specific chemical contaminants

...efore reduce, iron contained in the structure of a solid mineral. "We've known for decades that this bacter...the iron is embedded in the crystal structure of a solid mineral," Lower said. "This interaction is probably billions of years old, and may represent one of ...

Novel therapies show promise against myeloid leukemia

...venously injected into patients with leukemias and solid tumors without rejection. Scientists from The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center explored the potential of human MSC to carry therapeutic genes into tumors and examined whether MSC producing interferon-beta can inhibit the growth of met...

Findings offer clue to how molecule can both stimulate, suppress cell growth

...ually causes cell growth inhibition; however, many solid tumors over-express TGF-b and the cells aren't inhibited at all in fact, sometimes they grow faster than normal as a result of TGF-b signaling," said Neil A. Bhowmick, Ph.D., assistant professor of Urologic Surgery and senior author on the paper. "M...

Leading U.S. gun manufacturer joins NJIT to develop personalized handgun

...science that will likely revolutionize ballistics, solid state technology and specific user identification," said Robert G. Morrison, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. "The agreement with Taurus is a significant step forward in our efforts to c...

Six reporters reach the 'pinnacle of excellence'

.... Chasing the Virus broke new ground as a piece of solid journalism that reported the news, while clearly portraying the scientific process. Radio David Kestenbaum of National Public Radio (NPR) received the AAAS Science Journalism Award for a program called, "Experiment Attempts to Detect Gravity Waves"...

Three molecular-targeted compounds show promise against cancers

...(SAHA): Abstract 1000 Some patients with advanced solid tumors and hematologic malignancies experienced me...ion in measurable disease among some patients with solid tumors as well as hematologic malignancies (including one complete remission.) Major side effects in...

Over land, sea and air, users give MERIS high marks

...n future weather satellites." Ground work Over solid ground, MERIS images provide information on land use and vegetation cover, and specific chlorophyll-linked spectral bands help quantify biomass concentration and condition. Professor Jose Moreno of the University of Valencia detailed MERIS-related r...

The Virus-Cancer Link: Examining the Role of Viruses in the Development of Cancer

...d and neck, liver, stomach, and other lymphoid and solid tumor cancers. To register for this event, or for more information, please contact Amy Reyes at 703-519-1422 or reyesa@asco.org...

New pathway found to enhance cancer treatment

...ial to treat and prevent a variety of leukemia and solid cancers, primarily by causing cancers to "mature" or "differentiate" and thus more closely resemble normal cells. This strategy may have less severe side-affects compared to conventional chemotherapy and may be a particularly valuable strategy in p...

Fruits offer powerful protection from skin cancer

...nce of skin cancer is rising faster than any other solid tumor in the United States. It is critical that we develop novel approaches to both primary and secondary prevention of what appears to be becoming an epidemic," said David Alberts, M.D., of the University of Arizona. "We are pleased to see numerou...

LabNotes -- Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

...ify it in ways that may prove useful. Instead of a solid rock-like copy, they have produced an exact replica with pores and channels. This process creates a "positive" replica of the living tissue in just a matter of hours. The microstructure provides enormous surface area -- about one football field per g...

A new molecular culprit for type II diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

...the last century. Israeli scientists say they have solid evidence that the precursor molecules called prot...inson's disease," Gazit says. The new study offers solid experimental evidence of the phenomenon in type II diabetes, and demonstrates a common thread among ...

Book shows patterns within the bell curve

...s are superimposed on each other, they re-create a solid bell shape. Some of these patterns bear striking resemblances to other patterns found in nature, such as the snowflakes and the crystal structure of some proteins or of DNA molecules. "Perhaps there is another way of thinking about order, that there ...

World's largest scientific society holds regional meeting in Long Beach, Calif.

...e the 1960s, ammonium perchlorate has been used in solid rocket engine fuels. However, perchlorate's limited shelf life required periodic replacement which was done by high pressure steam washing of the rocket casings into unlined waste discharge ponds, thereby releasing perchlorate to the environment. Sin...

NIH announces strategy to accelerate medical research progress

...c life processes. These initiatives will provide a solid scientific foundation for new strategies for diagnosing, treating and preventing disease. Implementation groups in this area are: Molecular Libraries and Molecular Imaging Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Nanomedicine Structura...

Sick Kids researchers link maternal folic acid intake to decrease in deadly childhood cancer

...st common paediatric tumour and the most prevalent solid tumour that occurs outside of the brain in children under the age of five, affecting one in every 6,000 to 7,000 children in North America. Because this cancer develops in utero, neuroblastoma is the most commonly diagnosed malignant tumour of infanc...

Weizmann scientists invention moves forward: Cancer diagnosis technique gets FDA clearance

...nosis through biopsy. In impressive trial results, solid growths larger than five millimeters (1/5 inch) were diagnosed correctly using 3TP nearly 100% of the time. For all trials, including patients with DCIS (a non-invasive, non-lump-forming cancer in the milk ducts), the accuracy rate was close to 90%. ...

Fruit odors lure some flies to evolve into new species

...could be rigorously tested. Using a process called solid phase microextraction, volatiles were absorbed from the fruit and identified in a gas chromatograph using a live insect's own antennae as part of the detection process to determine which volatiles the flies use for host-plant identification. Once key...

OHSU scientists uncover key protein for Fanconi anemia, cancer susceptibility

...eased incidence of cancer, including leukemias and solid tumors. In addition, there is a growing appreciation among scientists that the FA pathway is integrated with the breast-ovarian cancer-susceptibility pathway. Scientists estimate that the worldwide carrier frequency for Fanconi anemia is between 1 in...

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