January 2006

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January 30, 2006

Viruses - The New Cancer Hunters

New Castle Disease Virus is a bird virus that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It may be used to kill cancer cells directly, or it may be given as a cancer vaccine to stimulate the body’s immune system.

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January 26, 2006

FDA Approves Stomach, Kidney Cancer Drug

A new drug, Sunitinib (to be marketed as Sutent) that combats both a rare stomach cancer and advanced kidney cancer won speedy federal approval Thursday.

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January 19, 2006

Scientists Find 'Unusual' Tumor-Suppressor Gene

The fact that this gene is silenced in many cancer types strongly suggests that it plays an important role in cancer development

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January 17, 2006

New Test Helps Spot Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the United States and 13,000 people die from the disease annually.

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January 12, 2006

Eating Less May Prevent Aging In The Heart

According to researchers, eating a very low-calorie yet nutritionally balanced diet is good for your heart.

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January 10, 2006

Can dogs smell cancer?

clinical implications of canine olfaction first came to light in the case report of a dog alerting its owner to the presence of a melanoma by constantly sniffing the skin lesion.

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January 3, 2006

Molecular Link Between Diet, Type 2 Diabetes Discovered

A team at the University of California at San Diego has identified a gene that produces an enzyme that enables cells in the pancreas to recognize glucose and secrete insulin.

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