March 2008


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March 28, 2008

Young Cancer Victim's Dying Wish 'Almost' Fulfilled

This post is a bit of departure from our regular topic here at New Hope Blog, however, given that it's about human compassion and the lack of it, we feel that it's a post that needs to be made. This... ... more

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March 26, 2008

Compound Found In Soybeans May Halt Spread Of Prostate Cancer

In a study published in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research, researchers report that genistein, an antioxidant found in soybeans, almost completely prevented the spread of human prostate cancer in mice, and the amount of genistein used in the... ... more

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March 24, 2008

Study: 'A MicroRNA Molecule Can Reduce Lung Cancer Growth'

"... A small RNA molecule, known as let-7 microRNA (miRNA), substantially reduced cancer growth in multiple mouse models of lung cancer."Lung cancer is the world's top cancer killer and the most common cancer worldwide, with more than 1 million new... ... more

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March 21, 2008

Colon Cancer Awareness (Video) (Updated)

March is colon cancer awareness month. Kati Couric lost her husband Jay to colon cancer ten years ago, and since then, she has been a strong supporter of colon cancer awareness and prevention. With lots of help from some recognizable... ... more

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March 16, 2008

Lack Of Sleep Can Contribute To Weight Gain

As pointed out in the February 2003 article, "Cellular Warriors at the Battle of the Bulge," investigations in molecular genetics have yielded a rush of information about molecular signals that regulate body weight. Some guide short-term decisions, such as whether... ... more

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March 14, 2008

Study: 'New Anti-cancer Agent Can Overcome Resistance To Drugs'

Researchers report that a new anti-cancer agent called STX140 that targets breast cancer can overcome resistance to cancer drugs. Tumors that are initially responsive to chemotherapy can develop resistance to it, allowing the cancer to progress. Studies have shown that... ... more

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March 12, 2008

Cardiovascular Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reviewed

Via Science Daily: In the March issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, contributors briefly summarize current scientific data on omega-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular health, focusing on who benefits most from their protective effects, recommended guidelines for administration and dosing, and... ... more

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March 10, 2008

Skipping breakfast takes its toll

It leads to weight gain: University of Minnesota School of Public Health Project Eating Among Teens (EAT) researchers have found further evidence to support the importance of encouraging youth to eat breakfast regularly. Researchers examined the association between breakfast frequency... ... more

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Scientists Believe New Method Can Revolutionizz Diabetes Research

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Miami have developed a method for studying complicated cell processes, such as the secretion of insulin in the pancreas, of living animals - something that has not been possible to this date.... ... more

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March 9, 2008

Severe Psychological Stress May Be Linked To Breast Cancer

Researchers have long suggested that being under stress greatly increases a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. Examples of stressful situations women encounter that have been suggested as possibly contributing to cancer-contributing stress levels include tension, fear, anxiety, or sleep... ... more

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March 6, 2008

Research In Diabetes Surgery Offers Clues To Origins Of The Disease

There's new hope for people with Type 2 Diabetes ... Can surgery cure Type 2 diabetes? Dr. Francesco Rubino of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center believes so, and says that gastrointestinal bypass surgery is an approach that not only may... ... more

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Protein In Embryonic Stem Cells Control Malignant Tumor Cells

A team of Northwestern University researchers have discovered that a protein that governs development of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) also inhibits the growth and spread of malignant melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer. Metastatic melanoma, which develops from the transformation... ... more

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March 5, 2008

Scientists Say Anti-Cancer Smart Bomb Ready For Human Use

Applications for nanotechnology in cancer treatment continue to be in the news, and as a two-time survivor of stage-IV cancer - now in my 5th year post treatment, I'm always interested in new hope for patients faced with cancer. Now... ... more

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March 3, 2008

Scientists Targeting Cancer With Nanomagnets Produced By Bacteria

In what they describe as "Exciting Research," a team of scientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed a method of making bacteria-produced nanomagnets stronger, opening the way for their use in cancer treatment:[...] The bacteria-produced magnets are better than... ... more

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March 2, 2008

Study Suggests Diet Affects Prostate Cancer Risk

(Via foodconsumer.org), dietary risk factors for prostate cancer include foods high in calcium and possibly processed foods and red meats while foods that have protective effects include those rich in lycopene and selenium and possibly legumes, vegetables, vitamin E, antioxidants,... ... more

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