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The FIRSTS: The rise and fall of Pokemon (2001-2005?)

Few people know that Pokemon refers not only to a game, but also to a gene. An oncogene, to be precise, with a rather strange story. 535 more words


Racing to the beginning of the road: the search for the origin of cancer


          这个略有秃顶,上唇留着浓密胡须,两只很有福气的耳朵的人叫Robert Weinberg (1942-),他是MIT从事癌症机理研究的的教授。Weinberg这个名字在癌基因领域如雷贯耳:他发现了人的第一个oncogene/癌基因 Ras,肿瘤抑制基因Rb1;1982年创立了瞩目的Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research,现在也是Broad institute的核心成员。2000年在Cell上撰写的综述The hallmarks of cancer,描述了癌症细胞的6大特征,citation已经超过2万次。2011年的新版本citation业已超过1.7万次,其影响力可见一斑。因此由这样一位著名科学家撰写的,讲述寻找癌症原因的科普书籍,其权威性无可置疑。更重要的是这本书可读性上也非常好,NYT 对本书的赞誉更增加读者的期待”…proof that there still exists on this planet a few scientists who know how to tell about their work in a way that makes readers want to know evern more.” 274 more words

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Vitamin B3 derivative protects from most aggressive form of liver cancer.

The most aggressive form of liver cancer is called hepato-cellular carcinoma and in 2012 745,000 deaths were attributed to the condition. This cancer has a high mortality rate with few treatment options. 374 more words