February 27, 2006
Scientists Hunting Early Signs Of Cancer To Improve Outcome
With recent advances in molecular biology, a new field that combines highly sensitive and specific techniques for detecting early damage associated with cancer has emerged.... more
February 23, 2006
Memory, Blood pressure, and Diabetes - 'Got Folate'
Doctors say folate opens up blood vessels, which helps your brain function, and can prevent another health problem. In another study, younger women who consumed at least 1,000 micrograms of folate a day were 46-percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who consumed less than 200 micrograms.... more
February 22, 2006
Cancer Promoting Protein Shows Up In Unexpected Place In The Cell
The data suggested that if we could find a way to phosphorylate K-Ras, we might be able to promote programmed cell death in tumors driven by the ras oncogene.... more
February 21, 2006
Turning point in cancer war?
There is good reason for such optimism. Annual death rates for lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancer, the four most common cancers, have been falling for more than a decade.... more
'Seaweed Bubbles' May Help Fight Diabetes
Encapsulating insulin producing cells in tiny seaweed bubbles and injecting them into people with type 1 diabetes could one day remove the need for daily insulin injections... more
February 17, 2006
Aspirin Derivative Found To Help Treatment Of Ovarian Cancer
The study found that the nitric oxide released from the aspirin derivative NCX-4016 reacts with the cellular thiols, which causes the cancer cells to stop proliferating. In addition, the nitric oxide depletes the thiols, making the cancer cells more susceptible to the chemotherapy.... more
February 10, 2006
Drug Extends Head and Neck Cancer Survival
Cetuximab binds to tumor-stimulating epidermal growth factor, effectively blocking tumor growth, Bonner said. It can also enhance the effects of radiation therapy.... more
February 7, 2006
'Broccoli And Cauliflower Can Fight Cancer'
Although population studies have previously suggested a link between eating cruciferous vegetables and protection against cancer, this study demonstrates a molecular mechanism on how they might work.
February 1, 2006
New Advice Offers Hope In Bladder Cancer Treatment
Survival rates for bladder cancer patients could be improved by a new way of treating sufferers. Under the new approach specialists have been advised to start people with the disease on chemotherapy prior to radiotherapy or surgery.... more