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Chemotherapeutic agents can have the opposite effect of tissue overgrowth in normal tissues

Vanderbilt University researchers have reported the counterintuitive discovery that certain chemotherapeutic agents used to treat tumors can have the opposite effect of tissue overgrowth in normal, intact mammary glands, epidermis and hair follicles. The researchers also are the first to report the discovery of an innate immune signaling pathway in fibroblasts—the spindle-shaped cells responsible for […]

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‘The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but choice’

In her book, Never Enough: the Neuroscience of Experience and Addiction (released in Australia this month), US academic Dr Judith Grisel writes that "the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but choice". The behavioural neuroscientist and professor of psychology at Bucknell University has 30 years of experience researching drug addiction, but her belief in this […]