Dr. Joshua Rubin and his team discovered that Rb is significantly less active in male brain cells.
Once Rb was turned off, female cells were equally susceptible to becoming cancerous.
Of the three, Rb was more likely to be inactivae in male brain cells.
The symbol for the element rubidium.
The symbol for rubidium.
A soft, silvery-white metallic element of the alkali group. It ignites spontaneously in air and reacts violently with water. Rubidium is used in photoelectric cells, in making vacuum tubes, and in radiometric dating. Atomic number 37; atomic weight 85.47; melting point 38.89°C; boiling point 688°C; specific gravity (solid) 1.532; valence 1, 2, 3, 4. See Periodic Table.