- Male And Female Hearts Are Different
The heart is one of the most energy demanding organs of the human body. Its failure to function properly accounts for 600,000 deaths each year. Similarly, the rainbow trout, native to the Pacific Northwest and beloved as a sport- and food fish, requires dy ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2007 - 9:29am
- Tungsten Levels In Trees Coincides With Nevada Leukemia
Tungsten began increasing in trees in Fallon, Nev. several years before the town's rise in childhood leukemia cases, according to a new research report. The amount of tungsten in tree rings from Fallon quadrupled between 1990 and 2002, whereas the amo ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2007 - 4:11pm
- No Increased Risk Of Certain Cancers From Electromagnetic Fields Among Energy Workers
Electromagnetic fields do not pose a health hazard to workers in the electrical energy supply industry, suggests a large study of 28,000 people, published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Exposure to low frequency electromagnetic ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2009 - 10:40am
- Chemotherapy- For Specific Cells
Researchers have found a chemotherapy treatment that targets specific cells, reducing discomfort. A new class of compounds developed by two University of Kentucky researchers shows promise as a nontoxic treatment of some cancers previously treated with tox ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 11:43am
- South African Plants That Help With Blood Pressure
Medicinal plants are an integral part of African culture, one of the oldest and most diverse in the world. In South Africa, 21st century drug therapy is used side-by-side with traditional African medicines to heal the sick. While plants have been used in A ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 11:59am
- Topical Testosterone Cream Does Not Increase Female Libido
Increasing the testosterone levels of female cancer survivors using testosterone cream did not improve their libido more than a placebo, according to a randomized controlled clinical trial in the May 2 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Female cance ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 4:36pm
- Pernatal Toxins Linked To Immune Dysfunctions In Later Life
A Cornell researcher and his wife have conducted the first comprehensive review of later-life diseases that develop in people who were exposed to environmental toxins or drugs either in the womb or as infants. They have found that most of the diseases have ...
Article - News Staff - May 2 2007 - 6:44pm
- Sirtuins- On The Road To A Vitamin For Longevity
Imagine taking a vitamin for longevity! Not yet, but a Dartmouth discovery that a cousin of niacin prolongs lifespan in yeast brings the tantalizing possibility a step closer. The research, reported in the May 4 issue of Cell, shows how a new vitamin exten ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 6:31pm
- New Anti-estrogenic Peptide May Fight Breast Cancer
Hamilton College researchers have identified molecules that have been shown to be effective in the fight against breast cancer. The Hamilton researchers used state-of-the-art computational techniques in a novel way to design molecules that they predicted w ...
Article - News Staff - May 4 2007 - 10:19am
- The Stem Cells That Weren't There
Diabetes researchers, investigating how the body supplies itself with insulin, discovered to their surprise that adult stem cells, which they expected to play a crucial role in the process, were nowhere to be found. Many researchers had proposed that adult ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2007 - 1:40pm