March 2007


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March 28, 2007

U.S. Company Formed For Individualized Cancer Treatment

Proteomic technologies have been used to predict which patients will respond to therapy and why. But proteomics can go beyond a prediction and help us understand which pathways to pursue in patients who, based on that prediction, are destined to... ... more

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March 27, 2007

How To Stay Stressed 'And Sick'

Interested in increasing your risk for reduced immune function, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and even flu? Not a problem, just keep yourself in a constant state of stress. Sandra Kiume at Psych Central offers a few pointers, and says that you... ... more

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March 26, 2007

Quitting Smoking Reduces Risk Of Lung Cancer Mortality By 70 Percent

New research provides another good reason for smokers to quit. If you don't already smoke, don't start. If you just hang around a smoker, stop doing so. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke. Remember, cancer isn't... ... more

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March 22, 2007

Dietary Patterns Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Surely not to your surprise by now, given the attention given to obesity and diabetes lately, a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology shows you can reduce your risk of developing type-2 diabetes by... ... more

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Patient Enrollment Initiated for Phase II Study With New Endothelin Receptor Antagonist In Resistant Hypertension

Encysive Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced yesterday that the first patient has been enrolled into its Phase II dose-ranging study of oral TBC3711, the Company's next-generation, highly selective endothelin receptor antagonist, in resistant hypertension. The 12-week, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study will... ... more

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March 21, 2007

Discovery Makes New Non-Toxic Targeted Therapies Possible For Breast And Ovarian Cancer

A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia, in a collaboration between the university's stem cell and cancer scientists, have found that a protein called podocalyxin - which the researchers had previously shown to be a predictor of... ... more

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'Glow In The Dark Mosquitoes' Fight Malaria

A study published in this week's early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that transgenic (genetically modified) malaria-resistant mosquitoes have a fitness advantage when feeding on Plasmodium-infected blood, and if released in the... ... more

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March 19, 2007

No Cancer Benefit from New Cigarette Designs

Although a tobacco company's description of its new cigarette brand seems to promise a lot:... "May present less risk of cancer associated with smoking," the company boasts on its Web site, making it a natural choice "for smokers who have... ... more

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March 17, 2007

Blood Pressure Drug May Have Potential For Treating Lung Cancer

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors keep blood pressure in check by increasing the levels of the "angiotensin (1-7)" hormone [ANG-(1-7)], prompting dilation of blood vessel walls, which in turn acts to cut decrease levels of cycloxygenase-2 (cox-2), an enzyme that promotes... ... more

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March 16, 2007

Can 'PlayStation 3' Help Cure Cancer?

What do you get when you add 10,000 $600 PlayStation 3s or computers running high-end graphics cards to a network with 200,000 computers that are currently linked together? If you use Stanford University's Folding@Home project, a seven-year-old endeavor that... ... more

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March 14, 2007

New Type Of Cancer Cell Discovered

Scientists have reported the discovery of a type of cell that appears to play a role in the development of cancer: A team of Ohio State University researchers, led by Jian-Xin Gao, identified the cells they call precancerous stem cells,... ... more

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Promising New Anti-cancer Treatment Approved For HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Tykerb is part of a new generation of cancer drugs that specifically attack cancer-causing proteins.The FDA has approved Tykerb (lapatinib), a new targeted anti-cancer treatment that is significantly more effective than current medicines in fighting advanced stage of breast cancer,... ... more

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March 7, 2007

Combination Of Green Tea And COX-2 Inhibitors Slow Prostate Cancer

Drinking warm green tea has long been touted for its healthful benefits, both real and anecdotal. But now researchers have found that a component of green tea, combined with low doses of Celecoxib, a COX-2 inhibitor (drugs for inflammation that... ... more

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March 6, 2007

Drugs Of Abuse Alter The Brain's Reward Pathway

Learn while you play. Read about it here and watch the interactive video by clicking the image!... ... more

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March 5, 2007

Brain Tumor Surgery Made Safer Using New Technology

Brain specialists at The Neuroscience Institute at University Hospital and the University of Cincinnati have taken a significant step forward in their quest to treat difficult tumors while preserving areas of the brain that are responsible for speech and movement.... ... more

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