In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute this week, NCI and NIH researchers present their findings on a study of the effects of brain- and tumor-derived connective tissue growth factor on glioma invasion. CTGF has been previously implicated in cancer metastasis and invasion. For this study, the team harvested highly infiltrative patient-derived glioma tumor-initiating cells and tumor stem cells and analyzed a CTGF-induced signal transduction pathway.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

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