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Brake Failure

By | December 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in Cell Biology

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Taste in the Mouth, Gut, and Airways

By | December 1, 2011

The tongue may be the epicenter of taste sensation, but taste receptors are scattered throughout the digestive and respiratory tracts.

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Matters of Taste

By | December 1, 2011

Compounds we perceive as sweet or bitter in the mouth trigger similar receptors and signaling pathways elsewhere in the body, helping to regulate digestion, respiration, and other systems.

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Cancer’s Escape Routes

By | November 30, 2011

Scientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs.

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Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture

By | November 28, 2011

Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.

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A Spoonful of Sugar

By | November 23, 2011

A special glucose molecule makes tumor cells more vulnerable to a pair of cancer cell-killing drugs.

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An Obesity-Cancer Link?

By | November 22, 2011

Why obese individual are more likely to get cancer could be partly explained by a gene that activates both pathways.

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Genentech Plans New Avastin Trial

By | November 21, 2011

After the FDA revoked its approval of Avastin for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, the drug maker says it will initiate new trials.

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Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer

By | November 16, 2011

A new study suggests a possible link between the use of oral contraceptives and rising prostate cancer rates.

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Pox Vaccine Treats Liver Cancer

By | November 11, 2011

A genetically engineered smallpox vaccine improved the survival of liver cancer patients participating in a phase II clinical trial.

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