- Use Of Swedish 'snus' Is Linked To A Doubled Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer
People who use Swedish moist snuff (snus) run twice the risk of developing cancer of the pancreas. This is the main result of a follow-up study conducted by Karolinska Institutet researchers amongst almost 300,000 male construction workers. The study is pu ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 12:39pm
- Younger Women Don't Recognize Heart Attack Warning Signs
Most women 55 years and younger who have heart attacks don't recognize warning signs, researchers reported at the American Heart Association's 8th Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. Wom ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 9:48pm
- Researchers Create Model Of Cancer-preventing Enzyme
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia recently created a model of proline dehydrogenase, an important cancer-preventing enzyme in the human body, and analyzed how it works. A paper detailing their results was published today in the Journal of ...
Article - News Staff - May 11 2007 - 11:28am
- Inherited Genes Linked To Toxicity Of Leukemia Therapy
Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered inherited variations in certain genes that make children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) susceptible to the toxic side effects caused by chemotherapy medications. The resea ...
Article - News Staff - May 11 2007 - 2:14pm
- Is Systems Biology Teaching Us Anything New?
What I find most exciting about basic molecular biology today is the prospect of building a quantitative understanding of how a cell works. Many other scientists are excited about this as well, leading to the current popularity of what's being called ...
Article - Michael White - May 11 2007 - 3:37pm
- Quick, Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostate Surgery
Thousands of men facing surgical removal of the prostate due to cancer may someday have one less thing to worry about: post-surgical urinary incontinence. That's because a team of expert urologic surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell ...
Article - News Staff - May 13 2007 - 9:40am
- Childhood Environment Influences Reproductive Function
A study led by researchers at UCL (University College London) demonstrates that female reproductive function is influenced by childhood environment. This suggests there is a critical window of time from about 0-8 years of age that determines the rate at wh ...
Article - News Staff - May 14 2007 - 8:36pm
- What Genetic Markers Tell Us About Breast Cancer
Researchers have identified genetic markers on several chromosomes in the tissue surrounding tumor cells that are associated with breast cancer tumor grade and the presence of lymph node metastases, according to a study in the May 16 issue of JAMA. ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2007 - 5:17pm
- Gene Thought To Assist Chemo May Actually Be Helping Cancer
A gene thought to be essential in helping chemotherapy kill cancer cells, may actually help them thrive. In a new study of chemo patients, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ovarian Cancer Institute found that 70 percent of subjects ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2007 - 10:09pm
- Growing Nerve Cells In 3-D Dramatically Affects Gene Expression
When it comes to growing cells in a lab, technique matters. A new Brown University study shows that nerve cells grown in three-dimensional cultures use 1,766 genes differently compared to nerve cells grown in standard two-dimensional petri dishes. The stud ...
Article - News Staff - May 16 2007 - 10:20am