September 2005

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September 29, 2005

Stem Cell Therapy Successfully Treats Heart Failure Patient

A Pennsylvania woman with heart failure has significantly improved after undergoing a stem cell treatment in Thailand called "VesCell™". According to a company press release, testing at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has confirmed the patient's improvement. Jeannine Lewis... ... more

Posted at 11:00 PM

September 28, 2005

Is the Aids virus weakening?

There is a natural trend to reach an "equilibrium" between the agent and the host interests

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Posted at 11:50 PM

September 26, 2005

Smoking Linked to Higher Diabetes Risk

...twenty-five percent of the smokers who didn't have diabetes at the start of the study developed the disease after five years, compared with 14 percent of people who'd never smoked.

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September 23, 2005

Scientists Find That Nanowires Can Detect Molecular Signs Of Cancer

Harvard University researchers have found that molecular markers indicating the presence of cancer in the body are readily detected in blood...

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September 22, 2005

Researchers Identify New Target In Fight Against Obesity

The new target, a molecule called hVps34, is activated by amino acids (nutrients) entering the cell.

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September 21, 2005

Green Tea For Alzheimer's?

The green tea antioxidant, called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), appears to block the initial process by which the Alzheimer’s-related protein beta-amyloid is formed in brain cells.

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September 20, 2005

Genetic Research Uncovers New Breast Cancer Target

When the researchers screened human breast cancer samples, they found that high levels of Snail expression strongly predicted relapse in breast cancer patients.

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September 15, 2005

Study Shows: 'Eat more beans' to stop cancer

inositol pentakisphosphate is a promising anti-cancer tool and we hope to bring it to clinical testing soon.

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September 14, 2005

It's High Blood Pressure That Triggers Heart Disease in Obese

A troubling find is that in men and women who were both overweight and hypertensive - there was a doubling of the risk for fatal heart attacks and strokes.

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September 12, 2005

Cancer Benefit Seen for Popular Diabetes Drug

... patients with type 2 diabetes who used Glucophage had a 23% lower risk of cancer death.

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September 8, 2005

Drug may help protect kidneys of type II diabetics

During the spironolactone treatment, urinary albumin levels fell by 33 percent, and their upper and lower blood pressure readings fell by 6 and 4 points.

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September 6, 2005

Stem cells from fat could be used for treatment

adipose-derived stem cells can be used to repair or regenerate new blood vessels, cardiac muscle, nerves, bones and other tissue,

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September 5, 2005

New Lnk Between Stem Cells And Tumors

Some tumor cells are more like stem cells because they are identical, they divide quickly, and in the worst case ­ metastasize

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Posted at 10:21 PM

September 2, 2005

Omega-6 fatty acids cause prostate tumor cell growth in culture

it's more likely that it's not only dietary intake of omega-6 fatty acid that is the culprit, rather intake AND the RATIO of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids.

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September 1, 2005

Researchers Find Chemotherapy and Radiation Together May Be Better for Patients with Locally Advanced Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer includes squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma.

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