- Aspirin To Prevent Colon Cancer?
A colon cancer researcher at the Ireland Cancer Center of University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) has laid out the roadmap for how medical science should employ aspirin and new aspirin-like drugs for use in preventing colon cancer in certain high- ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 6:46pm
- Coming: Plants That Produce More Vitamin C
UCLA and Dartmouth scientists have identified a crucial enzyme in plant vitamin C synthesis, which could lead to enhanced crops. The discovery now makes clear the entire 10-step process by which plants convert glucose into vitamin C, an important antioxida ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 1:17am
- Long-term Ulcerative Colitis Study Shows Remicade Responders Maintained Improvement
Findings presented today at Digestive Disease Week® 2007 (DDW), from long-term extensions of the ACT trials (Active Ulcerative Colitis 1 & 2) show that subjects with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who had responded to REMICADE® ( ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 1:35am
- Tiny Genes May Increase Cancer Susceptibility
New evidence indicates that small pieces of noncoding genetic material known as microRNAs (miRNAs) might influence cancer susceptibility. Differences in certain miRNAs may predispose some individuals to develop cancer, say researchers. MiRNAs play a number ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 1:37am
- Moderate Drinking Lowers Women's Risk Of Heart Attack
Women who regularly enjoy an alcoholic drink or two have a significantly lower risk of having a non-fatal heart attack than women who are life-time abstainers, epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo have shown. Moderation is the key, however. Women i ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 1:40am
- Check And Balance For Neuron Activity Provides Insight Into Schizophrenia, Seizures
Two genes important for human development and implicated in cancer and schizophrenia also help keep a healthy balance between excitation and inhibition of brain cells, researchers say. Neuregulin-1 and its receptor, ErbB4, promote inhibition at the site of ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 1:47am
- Analysis Reveals Extent Of DNA Repair Army
Cells have the remarkable ability to keep track of their genetic contents and-- when things go wrong – to step in and repair the damage before cancer or another life-threatening condition develops. But precisely how cells monitor the integrity of their gen ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 6:34pm
- Possible New Breast Cancer Gene
Researchers at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute of the University of Pennsylvania and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute describe in this week’s issue of Science a new candidate breast-cancer susceptibility gene. The Rap80 gene is required for t ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 7:04pm
- Coffee Prevents Gout?
Coffee is a habit for more than 50 percent of Americans, who drink, on average, 2 cups per day. This widely consumed beverage is regularly investigated and debated for its impact on health conditions from breast cancer to heart disease. Among its complex e ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 11:27pm
- Mouse Model Closely Mimics Human Cancers
A team led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists has developed a more human-like mouse model of cancer they say will aid the search for cancer-causing genes and improve the predictive value of laboratory drug testing. Ronald A. DePinho, MD, of Dana-Fa ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 11:47pm