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Study confirms link between head and neck cancer and common Asian nut
...by 85 percent among men there from 1981 to 2000. A new
study, presented today at the American Association...at a given period of time, such as introduction of new
diagnostic or therapeutic techniques. The strong cohort effect for head and neck cancer was associat...
Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies
...d reduce the need for transfusions, according to a new
review of research. Standard practice for preterm...ry short time helped the babies to adjust to their new
surroundings better." The review appears in the October issue of the Cochrane Collaboration, an inte...
UCLA scientists discover new way to fix defective gene
...David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, created a new
strategy for tricking the ATM gene into overlooking certain types of mutations called premature termination codons (PTCs). "PTCs are like irregular stop signs located in the middle of the block," explained Gatti. "They stop traffic before it reaches...
Excess dietary fat accelerates breast cancer by altering the activity of a group of genes
...genes has been investigated. The discovery opens a new
line of research into its implication in changes on the state of cellular differentiation induced by dietary lipids in breast cancer tumours and the degree of malignity of the cancer. In general, the research carried out by the Grup Multidiscipli...
An old adage about apples finds scientific backing
...a day keep colon cancer at bay? According to a new
study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Third Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting here, a class of polyphenols called procyanidins found in apples was shown to significantly reduc...
Rutgers is on the 'NIH Roadmap'
...e challenges head-on." In this spirit, one of the new
grants was awarded to a group of 34 Rutgers and UM...utilize her experience managing the PDB to develop new
computational systems and tools for the large amount of data involved in this work....
New version of tumor-suppressor linked to progression of childhood cancer
...ished in the October issue of Cancer Cell, reveals new
evidence about what stimulates progression of neuroblastoma and may provide a likely target for new
anti-cancer therapies. Neurotrophin tyrosine kinase receptor type I (TrkA) responds to nerve growth ...
Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels
... fully functional, minimally invasive, microscopic new
monitor that can be placed just under the skin and...is from a distance of several thousand miles. This new
sensor, continually monitoring such vital markers as ions and metabolites in an astronaut's intersti...
Zebrafish may offer researchers powerful new tool for studying innate immunity
...ion from innate to adaptive immunity with powerful new
biotechnology techniques. They searched the genome of the zebrafish and identified a class of genes, called novel immune-type receptor (NITR) genes, which are predicted to be capable of recognizing a wide range of surface molecules. A portion of the ...
Discovery might improve design, effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs
... the extremely high vacuum for seconds, but in the new
experiments, a single water molecule remained undisturbed, which was a surprise since no one ever saw that before. "This suggests how we might change an inhibitor molecule to make it fit the enzyme more perfectly and hence be more effective in blocki...
Peakadilly nv biopharmaceutical firm created
...ology (VIB) and Ghent University have started up a new
biopharmaceutical company named Peakadilly nv. Peakadilly will develop and market a new
generation of molecular diagnostics - so-called protein bio-markers - using innovative proteomics te...
Medical geneticists elected to Institute of Medicine
... Division of Intramural Research, are among the 65 new
members of IOM, which is a national resource for i...late the findings of the Human Genome Project into new
strategies for improving human health. The IOM surely will benefit from their membership," said NHGR...
Manipulation of epigenome turns off as many genes as it turns on
...arted and the cancer slowed or stopped. But the new
work shows that while the agents tested do restart cancer-suppressing genes, they also knock methyl groups off other genes. Moreover, some of the unexpectedly affected genes are turned on, but an equal number -- hundreds -- of other genes are turned ...
Common gout drug shown to reduce risk from colorectal cancer
...otection against colorectal cancer, according to a new
study reported during the American Association for Cancer Research Third Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research here. The study found that patients taking allopurinol for at least five years experienced a two-...
Men with prostate permalignant lesions have increased likelyhood of invasive prostate cancer
...er in America among men. With an estimated 220,000 new
cases diagnosed each year, one in every five men will get prostate cancer during his lifetime. African-American men are at special risk for the disease. In fact, the incidence rate in African-Americans is 60 percent higher than that in white males an...
Combination hormone therapy doubles breast density and quadruples risk of abnormal mammograms
...risk of having an abnormal mammogram, according to new
findings from a sub-study of the Women's Health Initiative, or WHI. Lead investigator Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, presented these findings today at the third annual International Conference on Frontiers...
Consuming fruits and vegetables lowers risk of developing NHL
...can Cancer Society, there will be more than 54,000 new
cases of NHL in this country in 2004, and more than 19,000 people will die of the disease. Although some types of NHL are among the most common childhood cancers, more than 9 out of 10 cases occur in adults....
Hormone therapy's effect on breast density is not the same for all women, Group Health study finds
...woman uses, and the length of time she takes it. A new
study, conducted by Erin Aiello, MPH, and colleagues at Group Health Cooperative's Center for Health Studies, examined the link between HT and breast density among women in a broad range of categories. Her study found: Estrogen-only therapy is asso...
Two UT Southwestern physicians elected to National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine
...er chair of urology, were the only Texans among 65 new
members elected in 2004 to the organization, which...out the hidden causes of heart disease and finding new
treatments. She is also an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UT Southwestern. ...
Dr. Harris receives NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
...ites called dendritic spines. LTP requires new
protein synthesis that enables consolidation and p...ses from 10 percent to 40 percent. "This also is a new
area of understanding in the brain. You don't have to go down to the nucleus to initiate new
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