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Mt. Sinai Researchers Find Gene to Keep Tumor Cells Active or Dormant

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Dormant versus active. These words bring about thoughts of volcanoes that haven't erupted in millions of years, but have the potential to at any time. Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered that certain cells, like volcanoes, can stay dormant until a certain factor (or switch) is flipped to activate them. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

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Tags: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Northeast, New York, 2015, MSSM, BioResearch Product Faire Event, NY, NR2F1 gene, tumor cells

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