July 2005

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July 29, 2005

Broccoli attacks bladder cancer cells

Also sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol are most concentrated in cruciferous vegetables, and are linked with reducing the risk of breast, prostrate, cervical, and other cancers, as well as reducing the size and growth of some tumors.

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July 27, 2005

Chemotherapy 'Bomb' Developed in Cancer War

of the mice treated with the nanoparticle drug, 80 percent survived beyond 65 days. Mice treated with the best available existing therapy survived only to 30 days and untreated mice died at 20 days

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July 26, 2005

Study Finds Stressed-Out Worms Die Young

More active stress responses suggest the animal is coping with the stress. The scientists suggest that the findings will almost certainly carryover to humans in some way.

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Albatross chicks attacked by mice

UK conservationists report that "Supersize" mice are eating seabird chicks alive on Gough Island, one of the most important seabird colonies in the world.

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July 25, 2005

'Achilles' heel' of the herpes virus possibly found

researchers reported on the discovery of a receptor that appears to function as one "lock" that Herpes Simplex Virus opens to allow it to enter human cells.

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July 21, 2005

Benign Breast Lumps Linked To Cancer

A new study reveals that women who have certain types of benign breast disease have a much greater risk for breast cancer.

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July 19, 2005

Want A Better And Safer Burger? Add Rosemary

When you're grilling a hamburger, you're 'cooking up' known carcinogens, and you're not getting away from the problem by switching to chicken or fish.

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Compound from Chinese medicine shows promise in head and neck cancer

Gossypol comes from cottonseed and was once used in China as a male contraceptive. More recently, it's been tested as a cancer treatment.

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July 18, 2005

UCLA Researchers Create Nano Valve

It shows that these little pieces of molecular machinery are highly adaptable and resourceful, and means that we can move around in the nanoworld with the same molecular tool kit and adapt it to different needs on demand..

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July 15, 2005

Afternoon Roundup of Interesting Blog Reads

Another eclectic blend of some of the more interesting blog reads in the sphere today....

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Study Suggests That Alzheimer's Damage May Be Reversible

.... new study in mice suggests that some recovery of memory may be possible in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. If their conclusions are correct, we could see a new two-pronged attack..

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July 14, 2005

Biologists See Combined Structure Of Cold Virus And Receptor Molecule

Coxsackievirus A21 infects host cells first by recognizing a "receptor molecule" called ICAM-1, which is located on the cell's surface, and then by anchoring itself to the molecule.

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July 13, 2005

Brain-boost drugs could become as common as a cup of coffee

They see such "cognitive enhancers" as becoming as "common as coffee," and even opined that some time in the future, children taking exams might face having to take drug tests, as athletes do, to see if they've taken any 'performance enhancing substances'.

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July 12, 2005

Researchers Discover How Tumor Suppressor Gene Works

Interesting thing about this article, the moment I saw it I immediately thought about - green tea, well, at least the EGCG(Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a green-tea polyphenol) in the tea.

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Morning Roundup of Interesting Blog Reads

Here's an eclectic blend of some of the more interesting blog reads in the sphere this morning.

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July 11, 2005

Curry Spice Shuts Down Melanoma

... one of the most studied chemopreventive agents. It is a natural compound extracted from Curcuma longa L. that allows suppression, retardation or inversion of carcinogenesis.

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Food allergies a growing concern

For people with severe allergies, consumption of minute amounts of an ordinary food such as milk, peanuts or shellfish commands the immune system to unleash a full-scale assault on the rest of the body.

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July 7, 2005


Hyperthermia, an Emerging Therapy that Heats Malignant Cells, Can Improve Local Tumor Control by Making Radiation More Effective

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July 6, 2005

Sex Hormone Levels not Linked to Libido in Women

it is reasonable to consider testosterone therapy for a symptomatic androgen-deficient woman with "Women's Sexual Interest and Desire Disorder," but that you can't count on measurements of androgen levels as being useful in the diagnosis.

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July 5, 2005

'Talking' chemical may signal hostile cancer

Usually these tumours are diagnosed only after they have spread to other parts of the body, but now we have the potential to recognise them before they metastasise

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