Israeli scientists grow human bone from stem cells; World's largest collection of autism brain samples damaged;

Cancer

> The over-expression of proteins 14-3-3 has a connection to the resistance of tumors during chemotherapy, researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the Research Institute of Vall d'Hebron have found. Release

> A normal version of the tumor suppressor gene p53, rather than a mutated version, appears to make breast cancer chemotherapy with doxorubicin less effective, researchers have concluded at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Release

Stem Cells

> It is now possible to grow human bone from stem cells in a laboratory, scientists from the Bonus Bio-Group and Tech-nion Institute of Research have determined. Story

> Scientists are in urgent need of standardized research guidelines to help control and encourage development of new stem cell treatments and gene therapies, a new report from GBI Research concludes. Story

Genetics

> Researchers have discovered two more genetic variants that link to migraines without aura, the most common type of the condition. Story

> At McLean Hospital, one-third of the world's largest collection of autism brain samples has been severely damaged, thanks to a freezer malfunction. Some fear that genetic research could face major delays as a result. Story

> Researchers have discovered new genetic details behind the diarrheal disease shigellosis. Release

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