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Test helps identify patients with breast cancer who will likely benefit from chemotherapy

...motherapy, however, their chances of relapsing and dying from their disease were reduced by two-fold or more, said Frackelton. Conversely, women with high levels of p66 Shc had a much higher likelihood of surviving their disease, but appeared to derive no benefit from chemotherapy, he said. Possible addi...

Breakthrough offers new tool for studying degenerative disease

... to actually see cells eating themselves alive and dying from excess superoxide production. A new compound is in phase one clinical trials that appears to inhibit this process and may ultimately provide a therapy for the disease. Oxidative stress resulting from mitochondrial dysfunction has already been i...

Call for global action over continued huge burden of maternal deaths in poor countries

...men in Sub-Saharan Africa face a one in 16 risk of dying during pregnancy or childbirth, and in South Asia a one in 43 risk, compared with one in 30,000 in Sweden. Good maternal health is crucial to the welfare of the whole household. Preventing the death of a mother has critical impacts on the health of a...

Resistance to chemotherapy in lung cancer, optimizing flu vaccination strategies

...ination efforts towards the people most at risk of dying from influenza, and to health-care workers who are...ths. The death rate was high, with 15% of patients dying per year. While 74% of new cases were "successfully" treated, 34% of these patients were subsequentl...

Research links 'ecstasy' to survival of key movement-related cells in brain

...movement disorders. Preventing dopamine cells from dying or aiding in the replacement of those cells is key to finding lasting therapies. Lipton, director of the developmental neuroscience division in UC's psychiatry department, studies the long-term effects of abused drugs on the developing central nervo...

Tiny 'housekeeper' crabs help prevent coral death in South Pacific

...South Pacific coral help to prevent the coral from dying by providing regular cleaning "services" that may ... This resulted in 50 to 80 percent of those corals dying in less than a month. By contrast, all corals with crabs survived. The nature of this common symbiot...

Genes offer researchers a 'crystal ball' to help them prevent, diagnose and treat cancer

...work" were at a 2.7-5.8 fold higher probability of dying within two years than were patients who were active, the researchers also discovered. "The clinical care of these patients is a long- term process," Yang said. "If, through follow-up and monitoring, we find a patient is physically inactive, we may re...

Remote latrine reconfirms the presence of Essene sect at Qumran

...ometers to the north, the chances of an adult male dying after 40 were 49 percent. But when you go to Qumran, the figure for people surviving to 40 falls to six percent -- the chances of making to 40 differ by a factor of eight! "And yet we are told that these men arrived very healthy they had physical e...

How diet, obesity and even gum disease may affect immune system and cancer

...ew studies have focused on obesity and the risk of dying from prostate cancer. In fact, she said, there ...her BMI was positively associated with the risk of dying from prostate cancer. They also showed that the risk of dying from prostate cancer increased 8 perce...

First-time analysis reveals millions of Europeans left at risk from influenza

...analysis confirms around half a million people are dying unnecessarily from influenza each year and many more are needlessly put at risk. Increasing vaccination rates in Europe would accomplish two important tasks. It would dramatically reduce the number of cases of death and illness from influenza, and co...

Cell death following blood 'reflow' injury tracked to natural toxin

...ugs that protect the switch and prevent cells from dying after heart attacks, stroke or other injuries," she says....

PET imaging shows young smokers quick benefit of quitting

...f of all smokers who continue to smoke will end up dying from a smoking-related illness. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for 438,000 deaths annually (about one of every five deaths). Since coronary endothelial dysfunction is both "a significant p...

Study finds oysters can take heat and heavy metals, but not both

...r metabolism can not go up any more and they start dying because they have hit the maximum level. In its native habitat on the east coast of North America, the eastern oyster lives in estuaries where the temperature ranges fluctuate seasonally -- from 0 to 4 degrees centigrade in the winter to temperatur...

For crickets, parasitic flies can stop the music

...ricket while they grow. After they emerge from the dying cricket, they pupate and metamorphose into mature flies. Brockmann and co-author Manuel Vlez, a former UF student who earned his doctorate in 2004, hypothesized that the presence of flies would affect how male crickets sing and how females respond....

Moderate drinking may help older women live longer

...ho rarely drank had a significantly higher risk of dying during the survey period than did women who drank moderately. Of those who survived, the women who drank the least reported the lowest health-related quality of life. Previous studies have shown that women who have at least one drink per day stand at...

Antioxidants decrease disease in a Drosophila model of Alzheimer's disease

...iated form of the human protein tau. The number of dying neurons was increased if these insects were also g...ntioxidant vitamin E they had decreased numbers of dying neurons. This demonstration that oxidative stress contributes to neurodegeneration in this model of ...

JCI table of contents: December 14, 2006

...iated form of the human protein tau. The number of dying neurons was increased if these insects were also g...ntioxidant vitamin E they had decreased numbers of dying neurons. This demonstration that oxidative stress contributes to neurodegeneration in this model of ...

Study: Living coral reefs provide better protection from tsunami waves

...e area from destruction." Because coral reefs are dying from rising ocean temperatures, increasing ocean acidity, and direct human damage, Oppenheimer said the findings offer yet another reason to protect these fragile offshore ecosystems. "This study shows yet another way that protecting the environmen...

Batfish to the rescue!

...as emerged unexpectedly from the ocean to rescue a dying coral reef from destruction in the nick of time. With the dramatic flair of comic-book superhero Batman, a batfish has saved a coral reef that was being choked to death by seaweed although the fish was never previously known as a weed-eater. Sc...

Unfolded proteins may protect cells from dying

... "But when cells are stressed, and as a result are dying too easily, blocking the pathways that lead to the activation of cell death would be an ideal way to fight disease. Using this new technique, we can now go step by step down the pathway, not only identifying proteins that are functionally relevant to...

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