- Violent Sleep Disorder Linked To A Form Of Dementia
Mayo Clinic researchers and a group of international collaborators have discovered a correlation between an extreme form of sleep disorder and eventual onset of parkinsonism or dementia. Clinical observations and pathology studies, as well as research in a ...
Article - News Staff - May 16 2007 - 7:45pm
- No Magic Tomato? Study Breaks Link Between Lycopene And Prostate Cancer Prevention
Tomatoes might be nutritious and tasty, but don’t count on them to prevent prostate cancer. In the May issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers based at the National Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center ...
Article - News Staff - May 17 2007 - 5:40pm
- Hair Straightening Chemicals Not Linked To Breast Cancer Risk In African-Americans
Chemical "relaxers" used to straighten hair are not associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer among African-American women, say researchers who followed 48,167 Black Women's Health Study participants. In the May issue of ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 5:20pm
- Arthritis Drug Offers Promise For Premature Babies
Scientists have found evidence that the cox-2 inhibitor celecoxib, a common pain reliever used to treat arthritis, may offer a new way to reduce the risk of the most common cause of brain damage in babies born prematurely. The work involves shoring up bloo ...
Article - News Staff - May 17 2007 - 10:14am
- Executable Biology-- Computer Science Sheds Light On Animal Development
By applying the techniques of computer engineering to a mechanistic diagram describing the development of the Nematode C. elegans, a group of researchers in Switzerland has been able to tease out what laboratory experiments have not – how and when the cruc ...
Article - News Staff - May 17 2007 - 8:32pm
- Genetic Marker Linked To Prostate Cancer
Northwestern University researchers have discovered that a recently identified genetic marker for prostate cancer is linked to a highly aggressive form of the disease. These findings ultimately will aid the development of a simple blood test to predict who ...
Article - News Staff - May 20 2007 - 2:28pm
- Can Nanoparticles Silence Genes To Prevent Cancer?
The use of targeted nanoparticles offers promising techniques for cancer treatment. Researchers in the laboratory of Mark E. Davis at the California Institute of Technology have been using small interfering RNA (siRNA), sometimes known as silencing RNA, to ...
Article - News Staff - May 20 2007 - 2:30pm
- Nanocomposite Labeled Cancer Cells Can Be Targeted And Destroyed Using Lasers
A nanocomposite particle can be constructed so that it has a mix of properties that would not otherwise happen in nature. By combining an organic matrix with metallic clusters that can absorb light, it is possible to incorporate such particles into cells a ...
Article - News Staff - May 20 2007 - 6:28pm
- 'Star Trek'-type Scanning Reveals Genetic Activity Of Tumors
Peering into the body and visualizing its molecular secrets, once the stuff of science fiction, is one step closer to reality. The research team is reporting that by looking at images from radiology scans- such as the CT scans a cancer patient routinely ge ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 1:05pm
- Up Next: Implantable Biocomputers
Researchers at Harvard University and Princeton University have made a crucial step toward building biological computers, tiny implantable devices that can monitor the activities and characteristics of human cells. The information provided by these "m ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 1:52pm