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  1. 'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | Medical News Today

    One of the hallmarks of advanced prostate cancer is a faulty PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Now, after screening compounds for their effect on cells lacking PTEN, scientists have discovered that a natural insecticide called deguelin can kill such cells by disrupting their energy supply.


  2. When fear strikes: Study sheds new light on brain mechanismRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2017 | Medical News Today

    The amygdala is also known as the brain's 'fear hub,' but which part of this brain region is actually at the center of fear learning? When we are exposed to stimuli that we perceive as threatening, a certain neural mechanism is fired that lets us learn fear. The amygdala has long been considered key to this process, but which part of this brain region is at the core of fear learning? Fear learning is the process by which we register certain stimuli or situations as potentially dangerous, allowing us to adapt to the contexts that we find ourselves in and preserve our own safety if the brain perceives a threat.


  3. Geneticists Solve Mystery Of EEC Syndrome's Variable Severity In ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2013 | Medical News Today

    By identifying a protein that acts as a genetic modifier, scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have solved the mystery of why some infants are born with a grave syndrome consisting of cleft palate and major deformities of the skin and limbs, while other infants bearing the same predisposing genetic mutation bear little or no sign of the illness, called EEC. EEC stands for "Ectodactyly, Ectodermal dysplasia, Clefting syndrome."


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