August 2005


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August 31, 2005

Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Poses Major Public Health Threat

The Gulf region of the U.S. has been officially declared a public health emergency by the U.S. government.

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Posted at 11:41 PM

August 30, 2005

Childhood Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke has Long-Lasting Effects: Fruit Fiber May Help

participants who reported eating more fruit and soy fiber as adults seemed to be protected against some of the negative health effects often associated with early tobacco exposure.

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Posted at 12:44 PM

August 29, 2005

Fitness Counts Even for Men with Coronary Risk Factors

even men with high cholesterol levels and other risk factors for heart disease can cut their mortality risk in half by hitting the gym or treadmill four or five times a week

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Posted at 11:21 PM

Lawsuit Seeks Cancer Warning for Chips and Fries

...you should at least consider that fact that the U.S. EPA and the International Agency for Research on Cancer have designated Acrylamide as a probable human carcinogen,

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Posted at 9:32 PM

August 24, 2005

Study: Lifestyle Changes May Reverse Prostate Cancer

switching to a vegan diet, along with exercising, meditating, and participating in support groups, may halt, or even reverse, the progress of early stage prostate cancer

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Posted at 11:20 PM

August 23, 2005

Study Finds Placebo Effect Has Scientific Basis

In other words, just thinking that a medicine will relieve pain is enough to prompt the brain to release its own natural painkillers.

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Posted at 7:06 PM

August 22, 2005

Clinical trials improving long odds of surviving lung cancer

Doctors already have improved the survival rate for patients diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in drug trials.

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Posted at 10:23 PM

Major Breakthrough in Stem-Cell Research

Harvard scientists have announced they've discovered a way to fuse adult skin cells with embryonic stem cells, a promising breakthrough that could lead to the creation of useful stem cells without first having to create and destroy human embryos. If... ... more

Posted at 10:41 AM

Dr. Gerald Sokol On TV News Today

Dr. Gerald Sokol to discuss "Hyperthermia" on TV tonight...

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Posted at 10:29 AM

August 19, 2005

Researchers make 'embryonic-like' stem cells from umbilical cord blood

The discovery provides medical researchers and physicians with an ethical and reliable source of human stem cells for the first time.

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Posted at 10:28 PM

August 17, 2005

Will eating Farmed Salmon cause Cancer?

consumption of farmed salmon at relatively low frequencies has been shown to result in elevated exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like compounds with commensurate elevation in estimates of health risk

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Posted at 11:50 PM

August 16, 2005

Good news for the hundreds of thousands of cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy

in addition to sensitizing blood vessels to radiation, blockade of HIF-1 also impacts multiple aspects of tumor biology in a manner that depends strongly on the local environment of the tumor cells.

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Posted at 1:36 PM

August 13, 2005

Lifestyle change can slow prostate cancer

an active lifestyle combined with a healthy diet definitely decreases the risk of many types of cancer, and in the case of early nonaggressive prostate cancer, it may slow disease progression.

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Posted at 11:32 PM

August 12, 2005

Green Tea Inhibits Invasive Behavior of Breast Cancer Cells.

researchers evaluated the effect of green tea polyphenols on human breast cancer cells, and showed that in addition to inhibiting cell growth, green tea polyphenols also suppressed the invasive behavior of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells

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Posted at 3:55 PM

August 11, 2005

Scientist Says That Cells Direct Membrane Traffic By Channel Width

they show that the main structural difference that makes an aquaporin a glycerol channel is a channel that is just a hundred-millionth of a centimeter -- an angstrom -- wider than a normal water channel.

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Posted at 3:24 PM

Scientists Develop Powerful 'Stealth' Anti-Cancer Drugs With Ability To 'Sneak Into Tumors'

The drugs can target cancerous areas without causing damage to the surrounding healthy cells, and could lead to improved treatment and survival for cancer patients in the future.

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Posted at 3:03 PM

August 10, 2005

Firefly protein lets researchers monitor molecule linked to cancer

Scientists have used a glowing protein from fireflies to observe the activity of a molecule that is an important target for new drugs to treat cancer

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Posted at 11:56 PM

Researchers discover new tumor defense system

This tumor cell release of fatty acids may play a significant role in suppression of CTL-killing. Fatty acid inhibition of CTL-mediated killing can be reversed once the level of FA in aqueous solution level is reduced

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Posted at 11:54 PM

Strawberries most effective at inducing cancer cell death

all of the berry extracts exhibited anti-proliferative effects in a dose-dependent manner

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Posted at 12:20 PM

August 9, 2005

Heart drug becomes cancer killer

... ultimately, it might be possible to tweak the drug enough so it could be used to treat cancer without having any effect on the heart.

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Posted at 11:41 PM

Better Body Scan for Cancer

cancer, diagnostic, scan, whole body, pet,

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Posted at 11:33 PM

August 5, 2005

Study Suggests Diabetes Raises Pancreatic Cancer Rsk

Middle-aged and older Americans who are newly diagnosed with diabetes also appear to have a higher risk of deadly pancreatic cancer

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Posted at 3:57 PM

August 2, 2005

Nanoparticles Pass Muster as Vectors for Gene Therapy

nanoparticles can be used to reactivate adult stem cells by altering a nuclear growth factor receptor.

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Posted at 10:05 PM

Your Body Is Younger Than You Think

In fact, most of your body is a lot younger than you think, but there's a catch - the key is most, but not all.

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Posted at 9:09 PM

August 1, 2005

Size Matters – at least to our immune system

... a highly sensitive and specific immune response hinges on something as straightforward as large and small molecules jostling into size order.

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Posted at 11:43 AM