Breast cancer proteins 'cooperate' to keep themselves alive; 3 gene mutations boost depression chances;

Cancer

> Children with a deadly form of brain cancer appear to have a chromosomal abnormality connected to a much tougher chance of survival, according to researchers at The University of Nottingham in the U.K. Release

> Four breast cancer-related proteins appear to "cooperate" in a concerted cellular way to keep themselves alive, Brown University and Hasbro Children's Hospital researchers have determined. Release

Stem Cells

> A small stem cell transplantation using stem cells from an unrelated donor may help, and be feasible for, some multiple myeloma patients, a French study concludes. Story

> Embryonic stem cells may be useful in treating temporal lobe epilepsy, Wesleyan University scientists say. Story

Genetics

> People with three gene mutations appear more likely to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, according to a new UCLA study. Story

> Scientists have determined the genetic basis for tropical foot and leg lymphedema. Release

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