Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 02, 2001
Scientists using gene chips identify a unique form of leukemia
Dana-Farber scientists have discovered that a rare but lethal blood cancer that strikes infants in their first year is a genetically distinct type of leukemia that might someday be treatable with designer drugs specifically targeted to it.

Scientists find biological key to 'wasting syndrome'
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers and colleagues have discovered a biochemical mechanism that may explain wasting syndrome, a condition that causes severe weight loss and weakness in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases and often hastens their death.
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