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Children’s Memorial Research Study Study Suggests Another Embryonic Link to Cancer


Another embryonic link to cancer

Metastatic melanoma is a highly aggressive skin cancer associated with poor clinical outcome. One key feature is the expression of a cellular type resembling embryonic stem cells in its molecular profile. Both stem cells and aggressive melanoma cells participate in bidirectional communication with the microenvironment, which can profoundly influence cell behavior.

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Electrons, Molecules, and the Bigger Pictures

By Sarah Plumridge

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Courtesy: Science in Society (Northwestern University)

Mark Ratner, chair of Northwestern University’s chemistry department, Dumas University Professor of Chemistry, and co-director of the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), talked to Medill Reports about molecular electronics, what it means to be a theoretical chemist, and the gratification that comes with science.

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Chicago’s Dark Matter Photographs! Hot Off the Presses!

Chicago’s Dark Matter was a wondrous exploration in what experts think the nature of matter is.

For Dr.’s Rocky Kolb, Juan Collar, & Carlos Wagner of the University of Chicago, WIMP’s are the best candidates for Dark Matter.

WIMP’s stands for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, the invisible matter that is theorized to constitute nearly 90% of the matter of the entire universe.

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Why America Must Win the Supercomputing Race

By Eric Isaacs

Courtesy: U.S. Department of Energy

Four decades ago, NASA put a man on the moon using a computer system less powerful than the electronics in many modern-day toasters. With that audacious act of technological faith, the United States took a giant step toward global leadership in science, engineering, and a myriad of other sectors that had not yet been imagined.

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