Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 07, 2003
U-M scientists find cancer's genetic core: 67 genes universally activated in human cancer
Of the approximately 35,000 genes in the human genome, scientists at the University of Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that activity from just 67 is required to change normal human cells into cancer.

Because I'm worth it: Self-interest not social conscience sells fairtrade
New research from the University of Warwick reveals some fairtrade organisations are employing advertising tactics used by 'capitalist' multi-national corporations like Nike and L'Oreal, and that shoppers are enticed to buy Fair Trade goods 'Because I'm worth it', rather than by appealing to ethics or their social conscience.
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