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Stem cells and brain tumours

Stem cells are increasingly implicated in maintaining certain cancers. Studies of an intractable type of brain tumour provide hints as to why such cells may underlie the tumours' resistance to therapy.

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Dirks, P. Stem cells and brain tumours. Nature 444, 687–688 (2006).

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