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UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders
... based on UCLA research, including Gleevec and the breast
cancer drug Herceptin. Additionally, UCLA scientists played key roles in testing the targeted therapies Avastin and Tarceva. UCLA also is the only public university in California to boast a sophisticated Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) suite, a spe...
JCI table of contents April 1, 2005
...The researchers studied thymic size in adults with breast
cancer who were recovering from chemotherapy. They demonstrate that the thymus can continue to grow for over a year after chemotherapy. This is not because the adult thymus is simply being filled back up with T cell precursors, but instead it is act...
Highlights of chemical society national meeting in San Diego, March 13-17
...searcher found that eating apples may help prevent breast
cancer in animals. That study was recently published in the online version of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry , a peer-reviewed ACS publication, and can be obtained by contacting the person listed at the top of this release. ( AGFD 27...
Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells
...of a new approach to growing fat tissue for use in breast
reconstruction surgery and other clinical needs, and may even be important for curing type II diabetes. Douglas Kniss, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of biomedical engineering at Ohio State University, reported this progress in the curren...
Study of genomic DNA leads to new advances in cancer diagnostics
...pes (normal melanocytes and melanoma cells, normal breast
epithelium and breast
carcinoma cells, and normal fibroblasts and fibrosarcoma cells) and diagnostic biopsy samples. Wil...
DNA 'packaging' linked with cancer
...tested a range of cells -- from connective tissue, breast
tissue, the kidney and the colon -- as well as biopsy tissue. The results were always the same," added Robert Folberg, head of pathology and a co-author of the paper. "The more invasive the cancer, the more resistant its DNA was to the enzyme." But ...
New imaging method gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective, U-M study shows
...ponse. Researchers plan to test the technique with breast
cancer and head and neck cancer. In addition to Ross, U-M study authors are Bradford Moffat, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiology; Thomas Chenevert, Ph.D., professor of radiology; Theodore Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., Isadore Lampe Professor and Chair ...
BRCA1 causes ovarian cancer through indirect, biochemical route
...ions between different cell types." The well-known breast
cancer gene, BRCA1, not only gives carriers of its mutated form a four in five chance of developing breast
cancer, it also confers a 40 percent risk of developing ovarian cancer by the age of 70. How that ri...
Chemical compounds present in diet increase risk of colon cancer
...e p53, which are involved in other cancers such as breast
cancer or cancer of the pancreas. Colorectal cancer is the third most frequent type of cancer in humans and the second deadliest in industrialised countries. Its causes, however, are not fully understood, but diet is believed to play an important r...
Highlights of the April 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...rding to the researchers, who add that duration of breast
feeding and mothers' consumption of vegetables are both "negatively related" to picky eating. The researchers studied dietary patterns of more than 180 girls, at ages 7 and 9, who are taking part in a larger study of the health and development of yo...
Growth factor in baby formula could reduce NEC, most devastating GI disease in preemies
... NEC, we have shown that when one protein found in breast
milk epidermal growth factor (EGF) is added to f...ive," Clark said. "In other words, we saw that the breast
milk protein EGF protects the intestine from developing NEC." Therefore, supplementing commercially ...
Genetic testing could bolster radiotherapy's effectiveness against cancer
... through genetic testing. "We have discovered that breast
cancer cells defend themselves on the molecular le...ave the cells - it was all three. After subjecting breast
cancer cells in the lab to the stress of ionizing radiation, the group found that the proteins all a...
VCU research shows Viagra prevents anti-cancer drug induced heart damage
...rapeutic agent frequently used in the treatment of breast
cancer, leukemia and sarcomas. In the April 5 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association , researchers demonstrated for the first time that administration of clinically relevant doses of Viagra, generically known as sildenafil ...
Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones
...r consuming the beverages, the women used electric breast
pumps to stimulate lactation. Blood samples taken ...sually behave in tandem, such that sucking-induced breast
stimulation results in transient release of both. However, following alcohol consumption we saw dive...
$3 million donation accelerates TGen breast cancer research
... Thurston, has pledged $3 million to support three breast
cancer research projects. Mr. Thurston is not only...outcomes are achieved as quickly as possible." The breast
cancer projects include: 1. A study that will help physicians more accurately diagnose and treat pat...
Scientists announce world's most sensitive cancer test
...necessary and traumatic mastectomies in women with breast
cancer. Professor Josef Ks and Dr Jochen Guck from...to screen for oral cancers and in the "staging" of breast
cancer tumours. Professor Ks' technique for the first time uses a physical characteristic of each ce...
African-American women less likely to undergo genetic testing than white women
...cial disparities in the use of genetic testing for breast
and ovarian cancer, according to a study in the Ap... or BRCA2 confer a significantly increased risk of breast
and ovarian cancer, according to background information in the article. Women with a BRCA1/2 mutatio...
JCI table of contents May 1, 2005
...id=22493 EDITORS' PICK A big fat contribution to breast
tumor growth Increased adipose mass is associated with an elevated risk of breast
cancer, but little was known about how fat cells actually contribute to carcinogenesis. In a study a...
A big fat contribution to breast tumor growth
...dipose mass is associated with an elevated risk of breast
cancer, but little was known about how fat cells a...re secreted by adipocytes and which are present in breast
cancer stromal tissue. In particular, the researchers focus on the adipocyte-derived collagen VI a...
Lance Armstrong Foundation supports UHC research
...cts, including follow-up care for African-American breast
cancer survivors, the impact of exercise on lympho...ertility of women following chemotherapy for early breast
cancer. "We are thrilled to be partnering with top-notch institutions and researchers in the earl...
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