- Vaccine Hope For Sufferers Of Potentially Fatal Stomach Bug
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have been awarded over £366,000 to help unravel the mystery of a stomach bug which causes gastric ulcers and cancer. Their research could lead to the development of a vaccine for those most at risk. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 12:12am
- Minuscule Molecules Pack Powerful Punch
A role for a microRNA in the immune system has been shown by study of one of the world’s first microRNA knockout mouse. The microRNA acts as a lynchpin to balance the response of immune defences and the researchers suggest the corresponding human gene wil ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 2:38pm
- Girls Born With HIV Infection At Higher Risk For Cervical Problems
A generation of children born with HIV are now coming of age and reaching sexual maturity. Girls in this group who are sexually active are experiencing a higher number than expected of cervical abnormalities, a new study finds. Researchers monitored the r ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 4:20pm
- New Genetic Risk Factors For Type 2 Diabetes
Ten genetic variants associated with type 2 diabetes, a disease which impacts more than 170 million people worldwide, have been identified or confirmed by a U.S.-Finnish team led by scientists at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The dis ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 4:24pm
- Scientists Find Missing Link In Understanding How Plants Make Vitamin C
Vitamin C is possibly the most important small molecule whose biosynthetic pathway remained a mystery. That is until now. A group of Dartmouth and UCLA researchers, who normally work on genes involved in aging and cancer in animals, discovered the last pi ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2007 - 8:08pm
- New Study May Explain Why Alcohol Consumption Increases Breast Cancer Risk
For the first time, scientists have used a laboratory mouse model to mimic the development of human alcohol-induced breast cancer. Alcohol (EtOH) consumption-- even moderate-- is a well-established risk factor for breast cancer in women. A recent study sho ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 12:52am
- Reversing Cancer Cells To Normal Cells
Northwestern University scientist Mary J.C. Hendrix and colleagues discovered that aggressive melanoma cells (but not normal skin cells nor less aggressive melanoma cells) contain specific proteins similar to those found in embryonic stem cells. This groun ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 11:45am
- Chinese Medicinal Herb Stops Formation Of Cysts In Lethal Kidney Disease
Triptolide is derived from a Chinese medicinal herb, named Lei Gong Teng, which has been used in traditional medicine to treat cancer, inflammation, and auto-immune diseases and, more recently, also has been tested in Phase I clinical trials as an anti-tum ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 3:34pm
- Fish Oil May Help Kidney Disease Sufferers
Fish oil, it's been touted as an answer to Alzheimers, arthritis and even weight-loss but now a Queensland University of Technology researcher will test its health benefits in people with chronic kidney disease. Dietitian Rachel Zabel, from QUT's ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2007 - 9:20am
- Fighting Genetic Disorders With Zorro
A recent describes a new agent, called "Zorro-LNA," which has the potential to stop genetic disorders in their tracks. In the study, researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, describe how they developed Zorro-LNA to bind wit ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2007 - 9:22am