Genetic variant linked to early multiple myeloma deaths; Dartmouth team probes apoptosis;

> Investigators at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah say they have found that multiple myeloma patients with a genetic variation in the gene FOPNL die on average one to three years sooner than patients without it. Release

> Dartmouth investigators focused on the role of apoptosis in cancer have synthesized compounds that are involved in excessive cell death in leukemia. Release

> A new review published in the Cochrane Library concludes that a strain of bacteria known to cause ulcers may also spur gastric cancer, making it a prime target for practitioners. Release

Suggested Articles

Dutch scientists used stem cells from CF patients to demonstrate a technique that corrects a mutation in the gene CFTR without having to cut DNA.

A new map of the thymus gland could help researchers understand how T cells develop and inspire treatments for cancer and autoimmune disease.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital scientists linked a noncoding RNA to atherosclerosis in a discovery that could aid in the development of new heart drugs.