February 2006

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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