Cancer is a biological outlaw. It begins its career as a cell triggered by a set of circumstances that cause it to diverge from participating in a contributory role in the community it draws nourishment from. 646 more words
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Ninety years old, and Dick Van Dyke is still such a performer!
The “Dick Van Dyke” show star delighted patrons at a Denny’s in Santa Monica, California, recently by breaking out into a barbershop quartet rendition of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” 174 more words
There are certain ants that farm aphids for the food they produce, protecting and defending them for the nourishing survival value they provide. Leafcutter ants farm leaves in order to grow a fungus. 395 more words
The proteins in our body must not only be the right configuration, but the right shape. Prions are misfolded proteins that are also self replicating which can cause biological systems to malfunction such as forming holes in the brain called spongiform encephalitis (Mad Cow disease or Crutchfield Jacobs disease in humans). 353 more words
Yeast, human cells and bioinformatics help develop one-two punch approach to personalized cancer therapy —
In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together kill cancer cells. 116 more words