June 2007


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June 29, 2007

New Cervical Cancer Test Increases the Detection Rate of Abnormal Cells

According to a study published on bmj.com today, more histological high-grade cervical disease is detected by the ThinPrep Imager than by conventional cytology. The test could also lead to fewer women needing to be re-tested and might allow for longer... ... more

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June 25, 2007

Researchers: Echinacea Can 'Prevent' A Cold

Some experts believe echinacea, a collection of nine related plant species indigenous to North America, may work by boosting the body's immune system. Researchers from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, combined the results of 14 different studies on... ... more

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June 24, 2007

Scientists Show Protein Accelerates Breast Cancer Progression In Animal Models

New findings demonstrate the significance of pleiotrophin (PTN) expression in breast cancer, which could not only lead to a better understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of breast cancer but also focus attention on PTN and its signaling pathway as possible... ... more

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June 22, 2007

Insulin Pill Offers Hope For 'Needle-free' Control Of Diabetes

[Image: The new pills could mean the end of painful injections for diabetics.] A British company, Diabetology, along with researchers at Cardiff University in Wales, has solved a crucial problem with oral insulin that will allow diabetes patients to... ... more

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June 21, 2007

The DIY Guide to Becoming a (Real) Cyborg

Here's something a little different to think about. The Free Geek notes that a scientific duo at Tel-Aviv University discovered this past month that the injection of a chemical stimulant into an artificial culture of live neurons at crucial points... ... more

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June 17, 2007

Study: Tumor Vessels Distinquished By Unique Molecular Markers

Results from a new study reveal that tumor vessels contain a unique molecular fingerprint that can be used to distinguish them from normal proliferating vessels, which distinguish them from growing blood vessels in healthy tissues and those that are... ... more

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June 13, 2007

Study: Talcum Powder Stunts Cancer Growth

Lung cancer forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. There are two main types of lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, which are diagnosed based on how the cells... ... more

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June 11, 2007

Diet And Exercise Key In Fighting Cancer

There's a lot of research in breast cancer that has applications in other cancers as well. Such is the case in a new study suggesting that breast cancer survivors who eat a healthy diet and take exercise can slash their... ... more

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Study: Vitamin D Cuts Risk In Some Cancers

The skin makes vitamin D naturally when exposed to sunlight's ultraviolet rays, and multivitamins usually carry a much weaker variant known as D2. However, in this study, the same form of vitamin D was used that the skin makes when... ... more

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June 8, 2007

Science News: Light Bulb Powered Wirelessly From 7 Feet Away

[Image: A 60-watt light bulb being lit from two meters away without an obstruction (Science Magazine via Fox News)] Power-up cell phones, laptops, MP3 players, household robots and other electronics without wires or batteries? No problem, just use "WiTricity": Using... ... more

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June 7, 2007

Wheat Germ Extract Inhibits Breast Cancer

According to research published this past weekend at the 2007 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, ASCO, a fermented wheat germ extract - Avemar, inhibits estrogen positive and estrogen negative breast cancer tumors better than the world's best... ... more

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June 6, 2007

Cancer Patients Might Soon Skip Chemo

It appears that doctors may be closer to predicting which cancer patients can skip chemotherapy and avoid the brutal side effects of that staple of cancer care. So-called targeted cancer treatments - drugs that attack or bind to a specific... ... more

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June 4, 2007

Chemo Combo Improves Survival In Metastatic Melanoma:

(Image from Merck Biosciences - click image to enlarge.) Melanoma that has metastasized (spread) to other parts of the body is one of the most difficult cancers to treat. Although rare, it is also the most deadliest of skin... ... more

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Report: 'Ginseng May Relieve Cancer Fatigue'

More than 90% of people with cancer suffer from extreme lethargy and low energy levels before, during, or after treatment, and if these results are confirmed, ginseng could help to improve their quality of life:[...] June 4, 2007 (Chicago) --... ... more

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