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Genetic test predicts sensitivity of tumors to radiation therapy

Genetic test predicts sensitivity of tumors to radiation therapy

02/10/2014

Researchers at a Florida cancer center have developed a genetic test that analyzes the sensitivity of tumors to radiation therapy, with the aim of bringing a form of personalized medicine to the commonly used cancer treatment. ... The researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., … Read More

Simple flip of genetic switch determines aging or longevity in animals

Simple flip of genetic switch determines aging or longevity in animals

26/08/2014

When does aging really begin? Two Northwestern University scientists now have a molecular clue. In a study of the transparent roundworm C. elegans, they found that adult cells abruptly begin their downhill slide when an animal reaches reproductive maturity. ... A genetic switch starts the … Read More