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Monday, June 8, 2015

Cancer Research: Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants ♦ Men are 50 per cent more likely to get esophageal cancer ♦ Fruit fly genetics reveal pesticide resistance, insight into cancer

Men are 50 per cent more likely to get esophageal cancer than 30 years ago Esophageal cancer rates in men have increased by 50 per cent since the early 1980s. In women, the increase is much smaller with around 10 per cent more now developing the disease.
Fruit fly genetics reveal pesticide resistance, insight into cancer The miniscule and the massive have been bridged in an effort to better understand the mechanisms behind several unique features of fruit fly genes. Some of these genes also shed light on the evolution of pesticide resistance.
Social networking against cancer New research shows how social network analysis can be used to understand and identify the biomarkers in our bodies for diseases, including different types of cancer.
Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants, kills some cancer cells For patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma, a bone marrow transplant can be both curative and perilous. It replenishes marrow lost to disease or chemotherapy but raises the risk that newly transplanted white blood cells will attack the recipient's body. Now researcher have found that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a common and dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants

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