May 2006


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May 30, 2006

Probiotics could target causes of liver cancer

Probiotics are live microorganisms, including Lactobacillus species, Bifidobacterium species and yeasts, that may benefit the host upon ingestion by improving the balance of the intestinal microflora. The dietary use of live microorganisms has a long history, and mention of cultured... ... more

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May 24, 2006

Blood Pressure Drugs Associated With Reduced Risk Of Esophageal, Pancreatic And Colon Cancers

Researchers believe the potential benefit of ACE Inhibitors against cancer may be due to the suppression of tumor angiogenesis by blocking a growth protein called VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor)

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May 18, 2006

Study findings should help tailor chemotherapy for breast cancer patients

We're moving away from the era when it was one treatment that was given to all women with breast cancer and we're really trying to tailor treatment.

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May 15, 2006

New Findings Strengthen 'RNA Interference' Technology In Fight Against Cancer

Although other significant obstacles need to be overcome before this RNAi technology can be successfully translated into the clinical arena, much progress is being made, and these latest findings represent a significant advancement.

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May 10, 2006

Melatonin Supplements May Promote Daytime Sleep

The findings really point out how important our brain's 24-hour clock, also called the circadian system, is to being able to remain awake and alert throughout the day (and) how the circadian system can therefore get in the way of attempts to sleep during the day.

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May 9, 2006

Cancer Resistance Found to Be Transferable in Mice

No matter how many times the researchers challenged this immune systems of these mice with levels of cancer cells millions of times stronger than those lethal to regular mice, they proved incapable of developing cancer.

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May 5, 2006

Tap Water May Raise Bladder Cancer Risk In Men

The association between bladder cancer and tap water consumption, but not with non-tap water fluids, suggests to investigators that the increased risk may be related to the cancer-causing contaminants in tap water - such as disinfection by-products. Pooled data from... ... more

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May 4, 2006

Vitamin A drug may help young cancer patients

Researchers say that younger breast cancer patients could have their risk of developing a second tumor cut by the drug - fenretinide, a new synthetic version of retinol, or active vitamin A. They found that the drug reduced second cancers... ... more

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May 1, 2006

Now scientists are splicing modified proteins from the glow-in-the-dark sea pansy - onto microscopic semiconductors to make self-illuminated dots.

The sea pansy (Renilla reniformis), an anthozoan and a collection of polyps having different forms and functions, is strikingly bioluminescent when disturbed, due to a Green Fluorescent Protein (a light-emitting bioluminescent protein called amino luciferase), a molecule that has become... ... more

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