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Ozz-E3 ligase breaks down beta-catenin
11 Feb 04 | The organization and stability of growing muscles in both embryonic and adult mice depends on the ability of a protein called Ozz to direct the timely destruction of membrane-bound beta-catenin, according to scientists at St. Jude's.

Celebrating 15 years of Country Cares
19 Jan 04 | It was a busy weekend at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the second largest gathering of country music industry professionals concluded the three-day seminar for the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® radio program.

FedEx St. Jude Classic donates $679,115
14 Jan 04 | At the annual FedEx St. Jude Classic Celebration of Friendship luncheon on Jan. 14, FESJC officials presented St. Jude a check for $679,115—most of which was generated by the 2003 tournament.

Vinculin discovery may help prevent the spread of cancer cells
06 Jan 04 | The discovery of how a protein called vinculin undergoes exquisitely precise changes in its shape is helping to answer some major questions about the life of cells, the development of tissues and organs and the spread of cancer.

'Nashville Star' winner delivers gifts at Target House
31 Dec 03 | Buddy Jewell, the singer who took the top prize in the Nashville Star television show, came to St. Jude in December to bring some holiday cheer to the St. Jude patients staying at Target House... thanks to the generous guests of target.com.

Liberty Bowl teams visit children at St. Jude
30 Dec 03 | As a kickoff to the 2003 AXA Liberty Bowl, the Conference USA champion University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and the Mountain West champion University of Utah Utes visited the patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Dec. 30.

St. Jude ranked among top 500 supercomputer centers
22 Dec 03 | St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has joined the ranks of world-class supercomputer users around the world with the installation of an IBM computer system that can perform more than 600 billion operations per second.

Runners tour Memphis landmarks in second annual St. Jude Marathon and Half Marathon
06 Dec 03 | More than 3,600 people from as near as Memphis, Tennessee, to as far as Japan took a running (and walking) tour of Memphis on Dec. 6 during the second annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon and Half Marathon.

St. Jude TV show debuts Nov. 30
25 Nov 03 | The program, hosted by St. Jude National Outreach Director Marlo Thomas, profiles the inspiring stories of St. Jude patients, their families and the doctors and researchers fighting to save their lives and find cures for catastrophic diseases.

Wall Streeters dish up $2 million for St. Jude
18 Nov 03 | On Nov. 18, the single-largest gathering of Wall Street investors took place at The Regent Wall Street in New York - and it was for the benefit of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. More than $2 million was raised for St. Jude.

Toy auction brings fun for St. Jude patients
17 Nov 03 | Put kids and toys together and it's sure to light up little eyes and bring smiles to small faces. During the hour-long auction, children placed bids on the toys of their choice, using auction paddles and play money to join in the fun.

Pathology Chair Named AAAS Fellow
14 Nov 03 | James Downing, M.D., chair of Pathology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow. Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers.

New drug prevents abnormal brain cell growth in lab mice
13 Nov 03 | Investigators at St. Jude's used an experimental anti-cancer drug to prevent or reverse abnormal brain cell growth caused by lack of the anti-cancer gene Pten. The study showed that runaway cell growth is triggered by a second gene called mTor.

Holiday movie 'The Angel Doll' features St. Jude
10 Nov 03 | The Angel Doll, a little gem of a movie with a storyline featuring St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will be released on video and DVD by Monarch Home Video on Nov. 11 just in time for the holidays.

Target House 200 brings in more than $80,000 for St. Jude patients
08 Nov 03 | The checkered flag has waved on the first Target House 200 NASCAR Busch Series race on Saturday, Nov. 8, and the winners are the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Gene activity profiles hold promise for childhood leukemia
31 Oct 03 | Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified the genetic fingerprints of the major subtypes of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most commonly treated pediatric cancer.

PUMA stalks cancer cells
30 Oct 03 | A team of scientists led by investigators at St. Jude's has demonstrated that the p53 gene, long considered to be a central conductor of the process by which abnormal cells self-destruct, actually relies on the PUMA gene to trigger that activity.

Marine Corps Marathon runners raise more than $350,000 for St. Jude
26 Oct 03 | On Sunday, more than 16,000 runners from across the country lined up to run 26.2 miles around the nation's capital in the 28th running of the Marine Corps Marathon. But for about 217 St. Jude Runners, the marathon was about more than finishing.

Floridians raise $200,000 for St. Jude at the second annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala
24 Oct 03 | The city of Miami, Florida, showed its support on Oct. 24 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, hosting the second annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala raising more than $200,000 for the hospital.

Hancock Fabrics donates $1.1 million to St. Jude
19 Oct 03 | More than 3,500 quilts were made by Hancock Fabrics customers and employees for the second annual Quilt of Dreams promotion and more than $1.1 million was raised to help in the fight against childhood catastrophic diseases.

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