Leukaemia follows a blood-vessel track to enter the nervous system

Leukaemia follows a blood-vessel track to enter the nervous system

Leukaemia follows a blood-vessel track to enter the nervous system, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05693-x

Certain cancers are prone to invade the nervous system, which leads to poorer prognosis. A study of leukaemia in mice reveals an unexpectedly direct invasion route from the bone marrow to the central nervous system.
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Founder of 'revolutionary' US blood-testing startup once valued at $9bn charged with fraud

Founder of 'revolutionary' US blood-testing startup once valued at $9bn charged with fraudTheranos was established by Elizabeth Holmes in 2003 when she was just a 19-year-old Stanford drop out. Within a year it had won $6m (£4.5m) backing from investors attracted by Ms Holmes’s desire to disrupt the industry monopoly over blood tests – and she was toasted as a rising star of Silicon Valley. Ms Holmes and Mr Balwani claimed the Theranos analyser could perform a full range of clinical tests using tiny blood samples drawn from a finger stick, asserting that its results were more accurate, reliable and faster than those from conventional blood tests.


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Elizabeth Holmes, founder of blood-testing company Theranos, indicted on wire fraud, federal authorities announce

  1. Elizabeth Holmes, founder of blood-testing company Theranos, indicted on wire fraud, federal authorities announce  Washington Post
  2. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and former president Balwani charged with federal fraud  USA TODAY
  3. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with wire fraud  CBS News
  4. Theranos Announces Management Transition  PR Newswire
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