December 2006


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December 27, 2006

Profiling Of Cancer Genes May Lead To Better And Earlier Detection

Currently‚ cancer researchers have adopted gene-analyzing techniques and are using them to examine cancer cells down to their core - the individual genes and DNA that regulate their activity.

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December 23, 2006

Advances in Ethical Stem Cell Research

Advances in adult and cord stem cell based therapy continue to make the news:Johns Hopkins scientists have successfully grown large numbers of stem cells taken from adult pigs' healthy heart tissue and used the cells to repair some of the... ... more

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December 20, 2006

First Matter? If So, Where Did It Come From?

[Photo - NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC (via Mark Tapscott) Mark Tapscott has a post up on NASA's incredible photos from the Spitzer telescope of what scientists believe to be the universe shortly after the Big Bang more than 13 billion years ago.... ... more

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December 15, 2006

New Hope for Advanced Lung Cancer

A new drug that works by targeting a protein needed to develop the many small blood vessels that normally deliver nutrients and oxygen needed by tumors to thrive, is offering new hope for people with advanced lung cancer. The drug,... ... more

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December 11, 2006

Natural Protein Stops Human Brain Cancer in Mice

Scientists from Johns Hopkins and from the University of Milan have effectively proven that they can inhibit lethal human brain cancers in mice using a protein - bone morphogenic protein 4, or BMP4, that selectively induces positive changes in the... ... more

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December 6, 2006

Chemo Drugs Linked to Brain Damage

New research published in the Journal of Biology suggests that many drugs used in chemotherapy treatments for cancer, including cisplatin, carmustine and cytarabine, could be responsible for neurological damage, and can possibly change the way the brain works, causing mild... ... more

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December 5, 2006

Second Study Confirms Diabetes Drug Rimonabant Controls Blood Sugar And Body Weight

This drug sounds almost too good to be true. A new study suggests that rimonabant (trade name: Acomplia), approved in Europe but not yet approved for release in the United States, can achieve improvement in blood glucose with the added... ... more

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