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Gene family proven to suppress prostate cancer

Cornell researchers report they have discovered direct genetic evidence that a family of genes, called MicroRNA-34 (miR-34), are bona fide tumor suppressors.The study is...

Unusual suspects in hunt for RNA machines

DNA stores the information of life, proteins provide the action, and in between sits elusive RNA, which serves both as a database of information...

Hyperactive platelets to blame for African-American cardio risk?

A molecular pathway through which platelets, the clot-forming cells of the blood, are activated could outline the road to heart disease and stroke for...

Physicists decode decision circuit of cancer metastasis

Cancer researchers from Rice University have deciphered the operating principles of a genetic switch that cancer cells use to decide when to metastasize and...

Small bits of genetic material fight cancer’s spread

A class of molecules called microRNAs may offer cancer patients two ways to combat their disease.Researchers at Princeton University have found that microRNAs —...

Watching tumors burst through a blood vessel

Cancer cells metastasize in several stages — first by invading surrounding tissue, then by infiltrating and spreading via the circulatory system. Some circulating cells...

MicroRNA has unexpected uses

An international research team including Christian Schlötterer and Alistair McGregor of the Vetmeduni Vienna has discovered a completely new mechanism by which evolution can...

Tiny genetic variation can predict ovarian cancer outcome

Yale Cancer Center researchers have shown that a tiny genetic variation predicts chances of survival and response to treatment for patients with ovarian cancer. The findings, published in the journal Oncogene, provide new insights into the biology of ...

York U researchers uncovering how ovarian cancer resists chemotherapy

TORONTO, March 2, 2011 -- York University researchers have zeroed in on a genetic process that may allow ovarian cancer to resist chemotherapy. Researchers in the university's Faculty of Science & Engineering studied a tiny strand of our geneti...

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