September 2006


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September 27, 2006

Scientists Complete Murine Brain Map

It took a graduate student in her lab almost a whole year to map the brain expression pattern of a single transporter gene, ... Now, anyone can simply type a gene's name into the site and view its expression profile.

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September 26, 2006

'Alimta Information For Patients' - A Useful Guide For Patients With Lung Cancer

Corey put together a page regarding Alimta for the benefit of other patients and their families, in order that they better understand how it should be used. From the looks of his work, I can see that he put a lot of effort into making it as helpful as possible.

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September 25, 2006

Exercise in Itself Improves Blood Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes

he study, which reviewed data from 14 randomized controlled trials, included a total of 377 participants. The average age range in studies was 45 to 65 years with slightly more men than women. All participants had type 2 diabetes and the only difference between groups was that they were assigned to either no exercise or to a prescribed exercise regime.

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September 21, 2006

Scientists Discover New Clues on Sun Tanning and Skin Cancer

Historically, it has been used to treat hypertension, congestive heart failure, eczema, colic, respiratory disorders, painful urination, insomnia, and convulsions.

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September 15, 2006

Compounds From Vegetables Attack Cancer Cells

... naturally occurring chemical compounds known as isothiocyanates, found in cruciferous vegetables, cause cell-suicide in cancer cells, including cells that have high levels of the protein Bcl-2.

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September 14, 2006

Daily Aspirin Use Linked With Pancreatic Cancer

The study of 88,000 nurses found that those who took two or more aspirins a week for 20 years or more had a 58 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer.

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September 12, 2006

Fight Fat With - Miso Soup?

According to researchers at the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences in Japan, the brown seaweed, Undaria pinnatifida, a type of kelp called wakame that is widely consumed in Japan and is in Miso soup, just might be your... ... more

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September 7, 2006

Test predicts chemotherapy benefit for lung cancer

The survival rate was 46 percent for untreated patients, compared with 40 percent for those who got cisplatin.

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September 4, 2006

Soy Extract Helps Some Prostate Cancer Patients

The study included 62 men with prostate cancer and elevated PSA levels. They were given 5 grams a day of genistein concentrated polysaccharide for six months.

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