This Week in BMC Cancer

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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Italy and the US say that glioblastoma-derived leptin induces tube formation and growth of endothelial cells in the disease, and compared that with the effects of VEGF on glioblastoma. Leptin has been implicated in the formation and progression of glioblastoma; the hormone and its receptor are over-expressed relative to the surrounding normal tissue, the authors write.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

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