Oncology & Cancer

New technique catalogs lymphoma-linked genetic variations

(Medical Xpress)—As anyone familiar with the X-Men knows, mutants can be either very good or very bad—or somewhere in between. The same appears true within cancer cells, which may harbor hundreds of mutations that set ...

Oncology & Cancer

New study finds brain tumors can arise from neurons

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from the US and Japan have shown that an aggressive type of brain tumor can arise from normal cells in the central nervous system such as neurons. The cells revert to an earlier, undifferentiated ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mad cow quarantines lifted at 2 California dairies

(AP) -- Quarantines were lifted on two Central California dairies associated with a case of mad cow disease after investigators found no link between the illness and food the diseased bovine might have consumed, federal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Holstein with mad cow disease was lame, lying down

(AP) -- The cow that was recently discovered with mad cow disease through routine testing in California had been euthanized after it became lame and started lying down at a dairy, federal officials revealed Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Quick response averts market scare in mad cow case

(AP) -- The announcement that mad cow disease was spotted in a California cow drew a rapid response this week from the beleaguered American beef industry, which has been enduring one crisis after another for more than a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mad cow case in Calif. found in USDA testing

(AP) -- The discovery of mad cow disease in a dead dairy cow came soon after it arrived at a non-descript building in the heart of California's dairy country.

Immunology

Bone marrow transplant arrests symptoms in model of Rett syndrome

A paper published online today in Nature describes the results of using bone marrow transplant (BMT) to replace faulty immune system cells in models of Rett Syndrome. The procedure arrested many severe symptoms of the childhood ...

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