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US Researchers Zero in On First Step in Pancreatic Cancer Origin

US researchers say that they have identified the first step in the origin of pancreatic cancer. The scientists have described the molecular steps necessary for acinar cells in the pancreas – the cells that release digestive enzymes – to become precancerous lesions. "Pancreatic cancer develops from these lesions, so if we understand how these lesions come about, we may be ...

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Scientists Create Parkinson’s Stem-Celll Model in Lab

Before finding a potential therapy to the Parkinson’s disease, scientists are able to develop a prototype of the disease with stem cells in a lab condition to observe key features of the disease, its differences in the patients’ neurons’ ability to produce dopamine, and the molecule that is deficient in Parkinson’s disease. The researchers studied a pair of identical twins, ...

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