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Researchers clarify role of mutations in glioblastoma

July 11, 2018, 11:44 am by ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine

Researchers investigated whether the location of the mutation within the sequence of the PIK3CA gene affected the mutation's ability to help drive growth of glioblastoma tumors. They also evaluated whether the location of the mutation would affect the cancer's response to certain treatments.


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ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : July 17, 2018, 7:28 am
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ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : July 17, 2018, 7:28 am
A new study found that young adults who had a parent incarcerated during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, engage in risky sexual behaviors, and abuse alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs. These findings have a potentially broad impact, as more than five million US children have had a parent in jail or prison.

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