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Breast cancers - Discovery of a risk marker for lung metastases

September 07 2011

The level of expression of the Kindlin-1 gene indicates whether women with breast cancers are at risk of developing lung metastases. This discovery has just been published by Rosette Lidereau's team (1) in the Journal of the National Cancer Instit...
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A new tumour-suppressing gene identified

July 01 2011

Blood is made up of many cells that perform very specific vital functions. When there is a failure in the functioning of this system, it can cause certain forms of cancer, known as hemopathies, or blood diseases. In 2009, mutations in a single gen...
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Improved understanding and treatment of melanoma

June 07 2011

How does a malignant melanoma react to chemotherapy? A team from Inserm is providing new contributions to our understanding, opening the way to development of more effective treatments for curing melanoma and preventing its recurrence. The work pe...
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Adipose cells and breast cancer: a dangerous combination

March 30 2011

Apart from its direct effect on health (such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes), obesity is increasingly suspected of playing a role in the prognosis of breast cancer and, in particular, its propensity to spread. However, no direct cause and...
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Longevity and nutrition: how dietary restriction can help C. elegans live longer

January 28 2011

Scientists are able to employ a universally recognized experimental method to extend the lifespan of any organism, from yeasts to primates; namely, dietary restriction (1). At Lyon, the team of Marc Billaud and Florence Solari, from the Centre de...
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