Scientists in California have found a way to “turn off” a gene
that makes cancerous cells lethal. They eliminated aggressive,
incurable liver tumours in laboratory mice in four weeks, they
report in an advance paper in Nature today.
The study, based on a gene called Myc, could lead to new ways of
find way to 'turn off' cancer
This is incredible news and I wish the scientists luck in applying this
to humans. My Mom died ten years ago of cancer and while this won't help
her any, it may help those with cancer now, and possibly those of us in the
future who may get it.
And speaking of medical issues,
The Older had a medical
emergency today—being on the business end of a chisel and all that.
He's fine now, but it was a busy day today, driving to and fro, hurrying up
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