October 2005

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October 31, 2005

Cancer cell communication exposed

Being able to regulate the communication between these cell surface molecules, which are found at high levels in many human cancers, by preventing the function of ADAM, may actually stop the growth and spread of tumours

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October 26, 2005

Bone marrow stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks

... cardiac regeneration using stem cells could help to not only reverse some heart attack damage, reduce symptoms and improve the daily functioning of patients; it might also reduce the risk of heart failure.

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October 24, 2005

High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help Alzheimer's

A new study shows mice bred to develop Alzheimer's disease showed less of the brain-clogging plaques associated with the disease when they were fed a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet...

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Work Longer - Live Longer

...if you want to live longer, forget about early retirement.

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October 20, 2005

'Herceptin' Hailed as Major Advance in Treating Aggressive Breast Cancer

...women with early, HER2-positive breast cancers who received Herceptin and conventional chemotherapy were half as likely to have a recurrence as women with similar tumors who received only chemotherapy

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October 17, 2005

Stroke risks linked to blood pressure drugs

People taking the commonly prescribed beta-blockers had a 16 per cent higher chance of stroke than if they took other drugs to treat high blood pressure.

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October 14, 2005

Enzyme complex thought to promote cancer development can also help prevent it

...advanced DNA microarray technology shows that EZH2 expression is at 'the top of the list' of 55 genes found to be more active in metastatic prostate cancer than in localized prostate cancer.

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October 13, 2005

Fungi 'antibiotics' for superbugs

scientists say that the protein compound or peptide which lives in a fungus found in northern European pine forests is as powerful as penicillin and vancomycin.

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October 12, 2005

Double trouble: Cells with duplicate genomes can trigger tumors

The extra centrosomes may be at the root of the cancer-triggering process. Once the genetic instability sets in, tumors "evolve " by losing, gaining and rearranging chromosomes.

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October 11, 2005

Avian flu vaccine against H5N1 strain to be tested on humans next year after promising tests on birds in Vietnam

After carrying out successful tests in birds using the flu vaccine against the H5N1 strain, Vietnam, having already suffered 64 human bird flu infections and 21 deaths, will probably carry out tests on humans next year. Monkeys have been successfully... ... more

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October 10, 2005

Eat Fish, Avoid Dementia

Eating fish at least once a week slows the toll aging takes on the brain, while obesity at midlife doubles the risk of dementia, a pair of studies concluded on Monday. The question, of course is why? What in... ... more

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October 6, 2005

Hormonal Therapy Added to Radiation Improves Prostate Cancer Outlook

...androgen deprivation therapy administered for five months before and one month during radiotherapy for locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the prostate is associated with significantly better control of disease.

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October 4, 2005

FDA Warns of E. Coli Link to Dole Salads

At least 11 people have been sickened by a specific type of E. coli that have been connected to the products.

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Cut Your Dementia Risk - 'Exercise Now'

Those who are genetically prone to Alzheimer's disease could see a reduction of about 60%.

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October 3, 2005

Can Pomegranates Prevent Prostate Cancer? A New Study Offers Promise

The potent antioxidant and anti-atherosclerotic activities of pomegranate juice are attributed to its polyphenols ...

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