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Stories by Mandy Kendrick

How Do Stress Fractures Develop?

When athletes put great stress on their bodies, the damage to bones may be too much for the body to repair, potentially ending a player's season or even career

July 2, 2009 — Mandy Kendrick

Mounting cost of cancer drugs raises questions about their value

How much are cancer drugs worth that may only prolong a patient’s life by a few weeks? It’s a pressing question given the rising cost of medicines, and one that a pair of National Institutes of Health researchers is urging cancer specialists to tackle now...

June 30, 2009 — Mandy Kendrick

Changing a chromosome makes mice autistic

Scientists in Japan have tweaked the chromosomes of mice to make the animals act autistically. The engineered rodents display genetic impairments and behavior that mirror those of some humans with the disorder...

June 26, 2009 — Mandy Kendrick

Gene sleuths search for clues to tamoxifen resistance

For many women with breast cancer, tamoxifen, a drug that inhibits the hormone estrogen, can be a lifesaver.   The medicine has been used for decades to fight breast cancers that need estrogen to grow--about 75% of all breast cancers...

June 25, 2009 — Mandy Kendrick
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