Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 14, 2007
On target
In an upcoming Genes & Development paper, Dr. Christopher Counter and colleagues at the Duke University Medical Center have identified IL6 as a new target in the battle against Ras-induced cancers.

Tennis elbow procedure demonstrates long-term success
A father and son, both orthopaedic surgeons, teamed up to find out if arthroscopic repair of tennis elbow (already known to produce good results short-term) would be successful in the long run.

Women and arthritis sufferers have poorer short-term recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery
Over 600,000 arthroscopic knee procedures are performed each year. Factors such as age, obesity, and amount of tissue removed are known to be related to poorer long-term outcomes.

Potential new target for cancer found
By bypassing a well-known gene implicated in almost one-third of all cancers and instead focusing on the protein activated by the gene, Duke University Medical Center researchers believe they may have found a new target for anti-cancer drugs.
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