June 2006

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June 25, 2006

Stem Cell Treatment Allowing Brain To 'Heal Itself' May Help Stroke Victims

The results are from a study in rats, and suggest a general model of stem cell expansion that applies to many precursor cells of clinical interest, but hopefully may lead to strategies that promote regenerative responses through the activation of endogenous cells.

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June 15, 2006

Obesity Linked To Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk

Previous research has shown a link between obesity and increased risk for a number of cancers. Most of the increased cancer risk results because fat tends to store estrogen and androgen, and both hormones fuel the tumor growth of some... ... more

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June 12, 2006

Nutrition 21 Up on Diabetes Data From Diachrome

Diachrome is a patented formulation of chromium picolinate and biotin, and is marketed as a daily supplement taken in conjunction with conventional medications to treat diabetes.

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June 3, 2006

New Drug Expected To Extend Lives Of Women With Advanced Breast Cancer.

Tykerb, made by the UK firm GlaxoSmithKline, could be even more effective than the wonder drug Herceptin because it uses a two-pronged attack on tumours. The most promising second area for lapatinib looks like head and neck cancer (such as in squamous cell carcinoma), where a number of responses to single-agent therapy has occurred.

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