- Adult Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord Blood Successfully Engineered To Make Insulin
In a fundamental discovery that someday may help cure type 1 diabetes by allowing people to grow their own insulin-producing cells for a damaged or defective pancreas, medical researchers here have reported that they have engineered adult stem cells derive ...
Article - News Staff - May 25 2007 - 2:01pm
- Most Pediatric Chemotherapy Mistakes Reach Patients
The vast majority of chemotherapy errors identified in children reach patients, according to one of the first epidemiological studies of cancer drug errors in children. Published in the July 1, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American ...
Article - News Staff - May 26 2007 - 7:45pm
- 10 Tips: How To Search For Genetic Conditions
Some months ago, I wrote about Juan Magdaraog who is blogging about his struggle with Pompe disease, a rare, but important genetic condition. He let me know about an essential problem: the diagnostic delay. The diagnosis often poses a dilemma due to the ...
Article - Bertalan Meskó - Dec 8 2007 - 3:56pm
- Researchers Find Deadly Prescription Drug Effects Six Years Before FDA
Northwestern University's Charles Bennett, M.D., is a super sleuth of potentially deadly prescription drug reactions. He leads a national SWAT team of doctors called RADAR (Research on Adverse Drug Events and Reports) based out of Northwestern's ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2007 - 6:35pm
- Coronal Mass Ejections Warn Of Radiation Storms
A CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) is a solar body slam to our high-tech civilization. CMEs begin when the sun launches a billion tons of electrically conducting gas (plasma) into space at millions of miles per hour. A CME cloud is laced with magnetic fields, a ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2007 - 8:35pm
- Cervical Cancer Vaccine Nearly 100 Percent Effective Against Two Types
A new vaccine aimed at preventing cervical cancer is nearly 100 percent effective against the two types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for most cases of cervical cancerÑstrains 16 and 18. In the current and largest study to date, researchers ...
Article - News Staff - May 31 2007 - 9:06pm
- B6, B12 And Folate May Decrease Pancreatic Cancer Risk For Thin People
Researchers exploring the notion that certain nutrients might protect against pancreatic cancer found that lean individuals who got most of these nutrients from food were protected against developing cancer. The study also suggests this protective effect d ...
Article - News Staff - May 31 2007 - 11:40pm
- Cigarette Smoke Alters DNA In Sperm
The science has long been clear that smoking causes cancer, but new research shows that children could inherit genetic damage from a father who smokes. Canadian researchers have demonstrated in mice that smoking can cause changes in the DNA sequence of spe ...
Article - News Staff - May 31 2007 - 11:42pm
- Cellular Message Movement Captured On Video
Scientists have captured on video the intracellular version of a postal delivery service. Reporting in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (BBRC), bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego published videos of a key message-carr ...
Article - News Staff - May 31 2007 - 11:51pm
- Microarrays Help Test Effectiveness Of New Cancer Drugs
The doctoral thesis Potencial terapéutico de nuevos fármacos antitumorales. Estudio sobre líneas celulares epiteliales (Therapeutic Potential of New Antitumor Drugs. A Study on Epithelial Cell Lines) has allowed for the development of six new drugs to figh ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 1 2007 - 10:55am