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VBI Researchers Develop New Method for Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery
June 15, 2009
Three researchers from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have developed and evaluated a new one-step bioanalytical approach that allows them to profile in detail, complex cellular extracts of proteins. The method has allowed the scientists to look at how the levels of proteins change in breast cancer cells when they are treated with hormones or cancer drugs like tamoxifen.
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