Posts Tagged ‘Research’

Fluorescence images of uncompressed (left) and compressed (right) colonies of malignant breast epithelial cells. Compressed colonies are smaller and more organized. Photo: Fletcher Lab

Fluorescence images of uncompressed (left) and compressed (right) colonies of malignant breast epithelial cells. Compressed colonies are smaller and more organized. Photo: Fletcher Lab

Yes, you read that right. No this is not a joke. Though it’s not just playing with them that does the trick. A new study from the University of California in Berkeley shows a remarkable correlation between breast compression and the reduction of cancerous breast tissue.  The study suggests that cancerous breast cells have simply “forgotten” how to be healthy and with a little cuddle time with other healthy breast cells they can be retaught how to be healthy. “Malignant cells have not completely forgotten how to be healthy; they just need the right cues to guide them back to a healthy growth pattern,” said Gautham Venugopalan, a member of the “Let’s just squash cancer” research team.
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Some of you may have seen the moon appear to go dark and then change colors last night. We have actually gotten a couple of calls about it and so for those of you wondering what happened last night this will answer your questions.

Ebb and Flow

An artist’s depiction of the twin probes Ebb and Flow that comprise NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory mission

Last night (December 17th, 2012), around 9:30pm GMT -6,  you may have (if you were lucky) seen a once in a life time sight. Last night the GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory), NASA mission came to an end.   (more…)

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