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An antibody therapy already in clinical trials to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may also prove effective against ovarian cancer – and likely other cancers as well.
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Alpha2* Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors as a Therapeutic Target for Memory Enhancement
Dr Katumi Sumikawa, University of California, speaking at Ion Channel Targets 2011.
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