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A*STAR And Genome Institute of Singapore Scientists Find Genes Associated With The Development Of A Form Of Throat Cancer Called Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Through A Large Scale Study Of More Than 10,000 Subjects

6/1/2010 2:59:09 PM Scientists from Singapore, China and USA have identified three new susceptibility genes in a genome-wide association study of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The study, led by the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), a biomedical research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and the Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Centre, identified […]

Breakthrough In Stem Cell Culturing, Karolinska Institute Study

(PhysOrg.com) — For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been cultured under chemically controlled conditions without the use of animal substances, which is essential for future clinical uses. The method has been developed by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and is presented in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Embryonic stem cells can be turned into […]

The Taste of Tiny: Putting Nanofoods on the Menu, Study

By Emma Davies Editorial: How to persuade us to swallow nanofood NOTHING says summer holidays quite like ice cream. On a hot afternoon by the sea, there’s little to beat the simple pleasure of a cooling scoop of your favourite flavour. Can food get much more satisfying than this? Vic Morris thinks it can, with […]

Restraint of Vision: “Deals Closed with New Employees”

Restraint of Vision: “Deals Closed with New Employees”By Peter Weddle Vision without sufficient resources is nothing more than hallucination. As the economy strengthens, recruiting teams are tuning up their strategies for filling expected vacancies, but most still lack the budget and staff to implement them. If the paradigm before the Great Recession was to “do […]

Breast Cancer Gene Clue Discovery, University of Cambridge Study

LOS ANGELES (AP) — State budget cuts to a breast cancer screening program for low-income women have forced some mammogram providers to shutter clinics and idle mobile units, leaving many eligible women and those formerly eligible without a place to turn. The financially strapped California Department of Public Health temporarily banned new enrollments to the […]