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A Critical Factor For Maintaining Blood Stem Cells A gene whose altered expression has previously associated with human leukaemias and Ewing's sarcoma -- a type of malignant bone tumour found in young adults -- is required for the proper functioning of blood stem cells.
Genetic Clue To 'Clubbing' Scientists have identified a mutation in a gene that causes digital clubbing, a deformity of the fingers and fingernails that is associated with a number of diseases of the heart and lungs.
Insight Into Devastating Pregnancy Condition A paper published online has identified two culprits likely to trigger pre-eclampsia if they are in short supply, opening up the possibilities of early diagnosis and even treatment of the disorder.
A Rogue Neighbourhood Gene expression changes in the tissue microenvironment in which a tumour arises can be used to predict outcome in patients with breast cancer.
Focus On Natural Killer Cells A series of articles explore the behaviour of the enigmatic lymphocytes (natural killer - NK - cells), and reflect on their transition from outcasts of mainstream immunology to prominent players in innate immunity.