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Tumors Make Their Own Blood Vessels- New Implications in Cancer Therapy

in medicine, biology

It was a bit surprising to read that tumors can make their own blood vessels.  Two recent studies published simultaneously in a recent issue of the journal Nature claim that they have confirmed the ability of tumor cells to differentiate into blood vessels that extend the blood ciruculation network to supply nutrients and oxygen to fast growing tumor cells.

Signature of Autism Can Be Seen In the Brain

in medicine, biology, omics

Autism is a spectrum of disorders possibly involving multiple culprit genes.  Such a fundamental biological diversity in disease pathogenesis makes the understanding of this disease scientifically challenging. 

Transplanting Embryonic Stem Cells Into The Eyes Of Patients With Macular Degeneration

in medicine, biology

Stem cell therapy is an area of research that is fast developing.  This therapeutic method is slowly gaining traction.  Thousands of patients with debilitating or terminal diseases are eagerly waiting for introduction of successful stem cell therapeutic techniques.

BushCricket Has The Biggest Testicles

in environment, biology

Cricket has the biggest testicle! It was a new and interesting information. Testicle account for more than 14 percent of the mass of this organism. According to a news item in National Geographic, the tuberous bushcricket has the world's biggest testicle relative to body weight.

BP Oil Damage Deep-Sea Corals

in environment, biology

In a recent exploration by scientists from the Government and US Universities to deep-sea coral habitats of Gulf of Mexico observed damage to corals and marine life.  The recent exploration was part of a of a multiyear collaboration sponsored by NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)