- Cure For Hepatitis C Announced
The use of peginterferon alone, or in combination with ribavirin, points to a cure for hepatitis C, the leading cause of cirrhosis, liver cancer and the need for liver transplant, a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher said today. Mitchell Shiffman, ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 2:57pm
- How Does Day Length Affect Aggression In Mice?
Imagine if a naturally occurring chemical in your body could help make you feel more calm and relaxed – but it would only work during the long days of summer. The same chemical would, instead, make you aggressive and nasty when you were exposed to less day ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 12:03am
- Salt Increases Ulcer-bug Virulence
Scientists have identified yet another risk from a high-salt diet. High concentrations of salt in the stomach appear to induce gene activity in the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori, making it more virulent and increasing the likelihood of an inf ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 10:12am
- Pancreatic Disease: Latest Research On How To Improve Survival Odds
Pancreatic cancer is among the deadliest of today's cancers due to limited tools for early diagnosis and few effective treatments. Research presented today takes a closer look at pancreatic cancer and the conditions that may lead to it, such as chron ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 3:47pm
- Embryonic Stem Cells Provide Clues To Cancer Spread
Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how cancers spread in what could lead to new ways of beating the disease. The University of Manchester study used embryonic stem (ES) cells to investigate how some tumours are able to migrate to other pa ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 3:58pm
- Can You Get Science On Demand?
It's no secret that science is popular these days. I can't pick up a magazine or a newspaper without seeing an article dealing with science and how it impacts society. Global warming pieces are everywhere with scientists arguing about its cau ...
Article - Hank Campbell - May 26 2007 - 7:25pm
- Jet Lag: It's All About Chemical Reactions In Cells
Circadian clocks regulate the timing of biological functions in almost all higher organisms. Anyone who has flown through several time zones knows the jet lag that can result when this timing is disrupted. Now, new research by Cornell and Dartmouth researc ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 12:18pm
- Flaws In Colonoscopies May Increase Risk Of Colon Cancer
Colonoscopies are considered the gold standard for detecting colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® 2007 (DDW®) discusses contributing factors that could prevent pa ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 12:21pm
- Personalized Genetics/Genomics: Interview With Steven Murphy, MD
I’ve recently decided to deepen my knowledge on the field of personalized genetics/genomics as it has an exceptional future in the realm of medicine (and business). And who is the right person to answer my geek questions? Of course, Steven Murphy, MD, the ...
Article - Bertalan Meskó - May 24 2007 - 2:45pm
- Some Stem Cells May Look Mean But Act Nice
Call it the cellular equivalent of big glasses, a funny nose and a fake mustache. Bone marrow stem cells attracted to the site of a cancerous growth frequently take on the outward appearance of the malignant cells around them, University of Florida researc ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 2:11pm