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Trials Overlook Cancer Spread

By | May 30, 2012

One cancer researcher says that by focusing solely on stalling cancer growth, clinical trials are failing some potentially life-saving drugs that prevent metastasis.

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Defining a Tasty Tomato

By | May 29, 2012

Scientists harness the power of metabolomics to characterize what makes tomatoes taste good.

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Cancer Exosomes Promote Metastasis

By | May 29, 2012

Vesicles released by melanoma cells stimulate pro-metastasis behaviors in bone marrow cells.

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The Aging and Inflammation Link

By | May 24, 2012

A protein that keeps the immune response in check leads a double life as an anti-aging factor.

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DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers

By | May 24, 2012

A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.

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Fukushima Risk Less Than Feared

By | May 24, 2012

Cancers due to radiation will not increase in Japan, according to studies conducted in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster.

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Cancer Test Gets Bad Reviews

By | May 22, 2012

US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against a commonly used prostate cancer screening.

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Passing On Stress

By | May 22, 2012

Exposure to an environmental toxin can affect future generations’ ability to handle stressful conditions.

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Genome Digest

By | May 22, 2012

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Rare Alleles Rise with Population

By | May 11, 2012

As the human population expands, the number of rare genetic variants has dramatically increased.

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