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Other highlights in the Aug. 7 JNCI

...ts took two or four of the following combinations: retinol and zinc; riboflavin and niacin; ascorbic acid and molybdenum; beta-carotene, alpha-tocopherol, and selenium; or placebo pills. After 5.25 years, none of the vitamin-mineral combinations caused a statistically significant reduction in liver cancer...

Vitamin D may cut pancreatic cancer risk by nearly half

...n pancreatic cancer and the intakes of calcium and retinol (Vitamin A). Calcium and retinol intakes showed no association with pancreatic cancer risk, although retinol is an antagonist of Vita...

Other highlights in the April 5 JNCI

...ith the hepatitis B virus (HBV) with low levels of retinol in their blood plasma were at greatest risk of HCC...y. The authors found that a high concentration of retinol in prediagnostic blood plasma samples was associated with a reduced risk of developing HCC. Men infe...

Combination therapy for mouse model of human inherited blindness

...tina stops functioning due to loss of the lecithin retinol acyl-transferase enzyme (LRAT). LRAT is required for regeneration of a pigment necessary for the eye to detect light. LCA can be caused by mutations in the gene encoding RPE65, a key protein involved in the production and recycling of 11-cis-retinal ...

Study examines relationship of vitamin A pathway to breast tumor progression

...in cancer cells may be compromised at the level of retinol metabolism, which is regulated by a number of prot...sion. To determine whether there is a link between retinol storage, RAR activation, and CRBP-I function in the development of breast cancer, Eduardo F. Farias,...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science ... mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications for the ... alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; the first, Rod ... is the Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics and ... investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Boston ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... new study published in Cancer Research shows ... and colon cancers—can promote the development of skin cancers ... and survival of sun-damaged skin cells. , Previously considered ... proteins called sirtuins that help regulate genomic stability and ... SIRT6 helps repair DNA damage, which can lead to ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... questions is how to produce enough food to feed ... and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that ... years to feed a growing global population, and plants ... food production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, vegetables, and more—feed ... research must tap into our knowledge of how plants ...
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