August 2006

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August 31, 2006

Gene Therapy Halts Two Cases Of Melanoma

Scientists at the National Cancer Institute are finding success in treating cancer with gene therapy, hoping to find a more effective treatment than chemotherapy or radiation. Recently, they have found success in two melanoma patients by engineering the patient's own... ... more

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August 28, 2006

New Compound Causes Cancer Cell Suicide

.. caspase-3 has been identified as being a key mediator of apoptosis (programmed cell death) of mammalian cells.

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August 25, 2006

Pomegranate May Benefit Diabetes Patients

Always consult with your pharmacist and physician when taking medications and wish to drink grapefruit or pomegrante juice.

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August 24, 2006

Tea Is A 'Healthier' Drink Than Water

Tea replaces fluids and contains antioxidants so its got two things going for it

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August 23, 2006

Three Treatments Remove Precancerous Skin Growths - And Also Slow Skin Cancer

The researchers treated the men with laser resurfacing, an acid skin peel, or a topical cream containing fluorouracil, a chemotherapy drug.

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August 22, 2006

Why Bogus Therapies Seem to Work

... one must ask why so many customers who would not purchase a toaster without consulting Consumer Reports shell out, with trusting naivetë, large sums for unproven, possibly dangerous, health remedies.

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August 18, 2006

Gene Silencer Helps Shut Down Ovarian Cancer

While short pieces of RNA can be injected directly into a tumor, the injection methods used in the lab are not practical for treating cancer patients.

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August 14, 2006

War paint plant 'tackles cancer'

The Italian team at Bologna University discovered woad contains 20 times more glucobrassicin than broccoli.

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August 8, 2006

Study: Vegetables Can Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

The take-home message here is eat vegetables, and don't smoke. According to a study at at the Minnesota School of Public Health, chomping on a few vegetables may help ward off diabetes. Orange, red, and green foods like carrots, tomatoes,... ... more

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Hunt for DNA Amplified in Cancers Uncovers Important Target Gene

Gene amplification links growth controlling pathway from the tiny fruit fly to human cancers. Researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have discovered a new cancer-promoting role for a gene potentially involved in breast, liver, and... ... more

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August 4, 2006

Blood Test Offers Hope In Detection Of Breast Cancer

Approximately 500,000 people around the world currently die each year from breast, and that reflects decreased death rates in recent years because of earlier detection and more effective therapy.cancer each year. We know that detecting cancer early is crucial... ... more

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