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New model for understanding myeloma

All cancers originate from an earlier, or precursor, state—such as a benign or asymptomatic condition. To develop new approaches to cancer prevention, scientists have attempted to grow tumor cells from  precursor states ...

Oct 12, 2016
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Improving protein intake in older adults

Researchers from Bournemouth University have been exploring the reasons why many older people aren't eating as much protein as they should be. Findings from the study could go on to inform strategies to improve protein consumption.

Sep 27, 2016
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Eyeing a cure for baby blindness

Dalhousie Medical School researchers believe they've discovered a drug that will prevent babies born with a genetic blinding disease called Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) from losing their vision.

Sep 14, 2016
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Animals are a major group of mostly multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their life. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently. Most animals are also heterotrophs, meaning they must ingest other organisms for sustenance.

Most known animal phyla appeared in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion, about 542 million years ago.

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