To Revert Breast Cancer Cells, Squeeze

While the traditional view of cancer development focuses on the genetic mutations within the cell, Mina Bissell, Distinguished Scientist at the Berkeley Lab, conducted pioneering experiments that showed that a malignant cell is not doomed to become a tumor, but that its fate is dependent on its interaction with the surrounding microenvironment. Her experiments showed that manipulation of this environment, through the introduction of biochemical inhibitors, could tame mutated mammary cells into behaving normally.

via To revert breast cancer cells, give them the squeeze.

Kidnappings of Foreigners on Rise in Yemen – The Observer

An Austrian man and a Finnish couple became on Friday the latest victims of abductions in the strife-torn country. Witnesses said the three were taken by masked gunmen as they made their way to a tailor’s shop in central Tahrir Square at about 4pm, during the busy afternoon shopping period.

via Kidnappings of foreigners on rise in Yemen | World news | The Observer.

Omega 3s May Be No Help Against Stroke, MI

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation does not appear to reduce the risk of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events, a study has found.

Note that the lack of a significant effect of omega-3 supplementation is consistent with the majority of the large studies on the topic.

via Omega 3s May Be No Help Against Stroke, MI.