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Lycopene slows human prostate tumour growth in mice and combined with vitamin E is even better

Geneva, Switzerland: A study by Dutch and German researchers has provided evidence that lycopene may be able to inhibit the growth of prostate tumours and that its effect may be enhanced if it is combined with vitamin E. ...... A number of epidemiological studies have already indicated that high intake of lycopene a carotinoid that gives the red colour to tomatoes and other fruits is associated...

Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug

AUSTIN, Texas By studying cancer in mice, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have gained preliminary evidence that a novel compound that resembles vitamin E halves the size of tumors and the ability of cancer to spread to other body sites.... ..."We have clear evidence that this chemical is directly causing cancer cells to die," said Kimberly Kline, a nutrition professor in the Dep...

New study indicates arsenic could be suitable as first-line treatment in type of leukaemia

Geneva, Switzerland: Arsenic trioxide a highly poisonous substance best known as an effective weed killer or pesticide and notorious for being a favourite 'weapon' of choice in murder mystery novels, is being re-invented as a treatment for a rare type of leukaemia....... It is already licensed as an orphan drug (the term for drugs intended to treat rare conditions) for patients who have relapsed...

UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska

PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, Alaska--While researchers in Alaska this summer used high-tech submersibles and huge ships to plumb the deep-ocean depths in search of new species, a team of scuba diving scientists working from an Alaska fishing boat has discovered an entirely new marine habitat just a stone's throw from shore.... ...The discovery in June of a single bed of rhodoliths, colorful marine algae...

Yale digital diagnostic technology is basis of new company, HistoRx Inc.

New Haven, Conn. -- HistoRx, Inc., a bioscience company offering novel digital technologies for in situ diagnostics developed at , has located its operations at 25 Science Park in New Haven.... ... Their technology, called AQUA (Automated Quantitative Analysis) enables researchers to localize and quantify proteins in tissue while maintaining spatial relationships -- a process that was previo...

Folic acid vitamin use by women reaches all-time high, March of Dimes survey finds

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., SEPT. 17, 2004 A record 40 percent of American women of childbearing age reported taking a daily multivitamin containing folic acid in 2004, up from 32 percent last year and the highest level since the March of Dimes began surveying women in the 1990s, according to the organization's latest survey, which was published today in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.... ..."Fra...

DuPont developing new protective suits for military, first responders

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 10, 2004 DuPont today announced promising research in the fight against terrorism with the development of protective materials that are resistant to chemical and biological agents. The suits are targeted for use by U.S. soldiers, firefighters, and other first responders. Early feedback from wearers has been positive. ... The U.S. government has awarded nearly $2.5 mil...

Ventilation in bars, casinos doesn't control health risk for hospitality workers

Baltimore, Md. The level of cancer-causing particles is much higher in the air of smoke-filled bars and casinos than on truck-choked highways and city streets, according to the first published comparison of indoor air quality before and after smoke-free workplace legislation. The study, conducted in a casino, six bars and a pool hall in Wilmington, Delaware, is published in the September 2004...

For imitative parrots, wagging tongues may be key to vocalization

In a recent finding that throws new light on mechanisms of animal vocal communication, researchers have shown that parrots can modify the sound of their vocalizations by articulating their tongue. Tongue placement is known to be a fundamental mechanism in human speech, but evidence that similar mechanisms can shape vocalizations in other species has been difficult to obtain. ......In humans, spee...

Imitative parrots just might tell you it's all in the tongue

... ......BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- When it comes to making noise, both parrots and...humans rely on extremely specialized vibrating organs in their throats....Now scientists at Indiana University and Leiden University in The...Netherlands have shown for the first time that parrots, like humans,...also can use their tongues to craft and shape sound.... ..."This is the first direct evidence that parrot...

NIGMS funds Center for Quantitative Biology

To probe the complexities of living systems, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has established its fifth Center of Excellence in Complex Biomedical Systems Research. The new center, headed by David Botstein, Ph.D., at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., will explore how biological molecules interact with each other an...

Will a reduction in military spending improve our environmental future?

WASHINGTON, DC Former President of Costa Rica and 1987 Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. scar Arias Snchez, one of the most revered political figures in Latin America, is advocating for international cooperation to improve the environmental future and is recommending that the global community consider a reduction of military spending.... ...Dr. Arias will give the annual Robert C. Barnard Environmenta...

Breakthrough in understanding of hereditary disease of lymphatic vessels

(Helsinki, August 22nd) -- A study from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) Affiliate Center at the University of Helsinki in Finland has shed light on the development of lymphatic vasculature and valves, and may help to develop better treatments for lymphedema. The disease, which results from damaged or absent lymphatic vessels, may be inherited or may be a side-effect of the surgica...

Genetic clues found for common congenital brain disorder

Thanks to a productive collaboration between clinical and basic scientists, researchers from the University of Chicago have identified the first genetic cause of one of the most common birth defects of the brain, Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM). Infants with this disorder, about one in 10,000 births, have a small, displaced cerebellum and other brain abnormalities that can reduce coordination, i...

New clues to hereditary blinding disease found

HANOVER, NH Seeking a cure for an inherited disease that causes blindness in over one million people worldwide, Dartmouth Medical School researchers have discovered a critical role for zinc in retinitis pigmentosa. The amount of zinc, a trace metal naturally absorbed by the body, can determine whether a key protein for vision functions normally or misfolds, they found. ......An inability to suc...

Medication reconciliation, pharmacist involvement vital to reducing medication errors, study finds

CHICAGO Obtaining complete and accurate medication histories of patients and instituting a medication reconciliation program are vital to reducing medication errors, a new study conducted at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has shown. The study demonstrated that when hospital pharmacists perform medication reconciliation, taking steps to ensure patients receive the correct medication and accurate...

Promising hospital anti-infection strategy probably won't work, study shows

Hospital patients increasingly face tenacious bacterial infections because microbes found in hospitals acquire resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics. A recent strategy alternating the most commonly used antibiotics has sparked hope of stopping the spread of antibiotic resistance.... ... But a new model shows that the practice of cycling alternating between two or more classes of antibiot...

Alterations in vitamin D receptor gene increase prostate, breast cancer risk

Subtle differences in the receptor for vitamin D reverse the anti-cancer action of the sunshine vitamin, increasing the risk of breast cancer in Caucasian women and prostate cancer in African-American men, according to two new studies.... ...The results, in journals published by the American Association for Cancer Research, underscore how naturally-occurring variants of the same gene, called poly...

Education, monitoring vital for sport-fish eaters

Men and women who routinely eat Great Lakes fish should pay attention to fish advisories and make appropriate species selection, especially if they are of reproductive age, says a U of T researcher.... ...Given environmental concerns about contaminants in the Great Lakes, Professor Donald Cole of U of T's Department of Public Health Sciences and colleagues from Health Canada and the Quebec Toxico...

Children's Hospital Boston receives more than $10 million to help make smallpox vaccine safer

Children's Hospital Boston (CHB) has secured contracts totaling nearly $10.5 million through the National Institutes of Health to study a potentially life-threatening complication of smallpox immunization known as eczema vaccinatum (EV). The goal is to reduce the risk of EV and develop a safer smallpox vaccine.... ...EV is a severe skin infection caused by vaccinia, the live virus used in the sm...

Study shows that ultrasound accreditation improves the quality of ultrasound practice

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) accreditation increases the quality of ultrasound practice, according to an article published in the August 2004 issue of the . The article, "The Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices: Impact on Compliance With Minimum Performance Guidelines," by Alfred Z. Abuhamad et al, concludes that "ultrasound accreditation adds value to the practice by im...

Italian research links diet with endometriosis risk

Women may be able to lower their risk of endometriosis by eating more fresh fruit and green vegetables. But, eating red meat and ham appears to increase their risk, according to a study published (Thursday 15 July) in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction . ...... The researchers, from Milan in Italy, have now called for a prospective study to investigate further the p...

Study finds huge variability in vitamin E absorption

CORVALLIS A new study has found that cereal fortified with vitamin E has a very high rate of absorption into the bloodstream, whereas pills taken separately with the same food have inconsistent effects, and taking the supplements alone is largely useless.... ... The study points the way to more effective methods of taking this essential vitamin if people wish to supplement their diet, said Mar...

AgriTalk travels to the ASA-CSSA-SSSA meetings for the latest in agricultural research

MADISON, WI One of the nation's most popular radio programs, AgriTalk, will feature six leading scientists talking about cutting-edge agricultural research during a live broadcast at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA)-Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)-Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) in Denver, CO, on Nov. 4. ... ..."This conference brings together leading r...

Digital Biology Week: Building a national infrastructure for biomedical computing

BETHESDA, Md. -- How can scientists turn the vast amounts of data generated by the Human Genome Project into promising new medical treatments tailored to the individual? Will it ever be possible to develop computer simulations that accurately model the complex inner workings of the human brain and other vital organs? What are the scientific and technical roadblocks that researchers will need to o...

A genetic model for hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) disease

Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) is a devastating motor disorder that relegates patients to walkers and, in more severe cases, wheelchairs. In work reported this week, researchers have taken our understanding of HSP to a new level with the development of an animal model for the disease. The findings suggest that, in many cases, HSP may result from the improper regulation of microtubules, which...

Digital evolution reveals the many ways to get to diversity

EAST LANSING, Mich. In finding an answer to "perhaps the greatest unsolved ecological riddle," evolutionists propose that diversity is a testament to there being more than one way to make a living.... ......The riddle: Why are some habitats loaded with many more species than others? ... ...The answer: Nature and evolution respect that there's more than one way of doing things.... ......"What we'...

Earliest evidence of hereditary genetic disorder discovered by Hebrew University researchers

The discovery of what is believed to be the oldest evidence yet found of a human hereditary genetic disorder has been announced by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.... ...The researchers are Dr. Uri Zilberman and Patricia Smith, the Joel Wilbush Professor of Medical Anthropology, both of the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Hebrew University and Dr. Silvana Condemi a senior rese...

New designed paclitaxel analog kills more cancer cells than natural product

Blacksburg, Va., June 21, 2004 -- A multi-university research team led by Virginia Tech University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry David G. I. Kingston and his collaborators Professor Susan Bane at the State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton and Professor James P. Snyder at Emory University has succeeded in enhancing the structure of paclitaxel (Taxol ) to make it more effective in ki...

Life goes on without 'vital' DNA

IT'S not often that the audience at a scientific meeting gasps in amazement during a talk. But that's what happened recently when researchers revealed that they had deleted huge chunks of the genome of mice without it making any discernable difference to the animals. ...... The result is totally unexpected because the deleted sequences included so-called "conserved regions" thought to have import...

Leroy Hood to receive 2004 Biotechnology Heritage Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will present the 6th Annual Biotechnology Heritage Award to Leroy Hood, one of the world's leading scientists in molecular biotechnology and genomics and one of the first advocates of the Human Genome Project. The presentation will be made on Monday, 7 June, during the plenary breakfast se...

'Cardiofunk' mutation: Probable source of congenital heart defects

The human heart confounds logic by starting to beat before it is fully formed -- a developmental oddity shared by all vertebrate hearts. New research now reveals a related oddity: The valve needed for the heart to pump out blood won' t form normally unless the heart is already steadily beating....... The surprising discovery, in genetic studies of transparent zebrafish embryos, suggests that the...

Using science to restore habitat for declining species

The following are leads for stories on ongoing Forest Service research to restore habitat for the Louisiana pine snake, red-cockaded woodpecker, cerulean warbler, Indiana bat, American eel, and North American freshwater mussels. ...... Louisiana pine snake, a species of conservation concern, is associated with the longleaf pine forests of the West Gulf Coastal Plain. Craig Rudolph uses radiote...

Ritalin may improve Parkinson's symptoms, OHSU study says

PORTLAND, Ore. A well-known drug used to treat hyperactive children boosts the potency of another drug that reduces Parkinson's disease symptoms, an Oregon Health & Science University study has found.... ...Scientists at the OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon found that methylphenidate, known commercially as Ritalin, bolsters the effects of levodopa, a drug converted in the brain to dopamine. Methy...

Could vitamins raise levels of bad cholesterol? Animal study suggests they might

The notion that antioxidant vitamins could provide a safe, convenient way to protect the heart from disease appears to have hit a pothole. Instead of protecting the heart, a new study suggests that the vitamins, such as E, C, and beta carotene, could raise the production by the liver of the so-called bad form of cholesterol, which transports cholesterol into artery walls. ...... The study,...

Researchers confirm genetic link between hereditary breast and prostate cancer

NEW YORK, May 1, 2004 A new study shows that the risk for prostate cancer is significantly elevated in men who are part of families with a hereditary form of breast and ovarian cancer. Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have determined that men in families carrying BRCA genetic mutations have a three- to five-fold increased risk of prostate cancer.... ...

Rb2 expression could play vital role in ovarian cancer Temple University researchers find

Protein expression of the tumor suppressing gene Rb2/p130 could play a vital role in ovarian cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine in the Center for Biotechnology at Temple University ( ... Their study, "Frequent loss of Rb2/p130 in human ovarian carcinoma," will be published in the May 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research (...

S.C. hospitals and universities form statewide health research collaborative

The leaders of Greenville Hospital System, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Palmetto Health, and the ...University of South Carolina (USC) today signed a memorandum of understanding to ...establish the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative (SCHSC). The unprecedented ...initiative calls for four of the state's largest universities and health systems to invest a total of ...$...

Oil exploitation in Ecuador's Amazon basin produces a 'public health emergency'

......Exploring for oil and extracting it from the Amazon region of northeastern Ecuador has boosted the country's income over the last several decades, but it has also resulted in a "public health emergency" due to the negative effects on the local environment and on the health of persons who live in the petroleum-production areas. That is according to an English-language article published in t...

Genetic basis of hereditary nerve disorder revealed

DURHAM, N.C. -- A major form of one of the most prevalent inherited neurological disorders in humans, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), stems from an abnormality in the cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, that fuel the nerves required for muscle control, suggests new findings by neurogeneticists at the Duke Center for Human Genetics and their international colleagues. The unexpected discovery...
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