In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute this week, researchers in Northern Ireland present results from a large population-based study of the risks of malignant progression in patients with Barrett's esophagus syndrome. The team followed 8,522 Barrett's patients from 1993 to the end of 2008, and found that after a mean follow-up of seven years, 79 patients were diagnosed with esophageal cancer, 16 with cancer of the gastric cardia, and 36 with high-grade dysplasia.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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