- Test For P53 Is Needed To Prescreen Patients For Blood Cancer Drugs
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine have determined a way to pre-screen cancer patients to see if they are suitable candidates for proteasome inhibitors, a promising class of anti-cancer drugs. They pr ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2007 - 11:46am
- More Miracles Of Cocoa- 'vitamin' Health Benefits Could Outshine Penicillin
It's a modern medicinal miracle. Health food advocates haven't been this excited since Psyllium took the nation by storm. Cocoa is for real and it apparently does everything. A short while ago, it was said to make us smarter. and before then it ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2007 - 12:14am
- No Carrier Necessary: This Drug Delivers Itself
The problem of efficiently delivering drugs, especially those that are hydrophobic or water-repellant, to tumors or other disease sites has long challenged scientists to develop innovative delivery systems that keep these drugs intact until reaching their ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 12:25am
- Obesity At Time Of Prostate-cancer Diagnosis Dramatically Increases Risk Of Dying From The Disease
Obese men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have more than two-and-a-half times the risk of dying from the disease as compared to men of normal weight at the time of diagnosis, according to a study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Ce ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 12:40am
- Study Reveals How Some Molecules Inhibit Growth Of Lung Cancer Cells
By mapping the interlocking structures of small molecules and mutated protein "receptors" in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their colleagues have energized efforts to design molecules tha ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 12:58am
- Making Memories That Last A Lifetime
Neurobiologists have discovered a mechanism by which the constantly changing brain retains memories—from that dog bite to that first kiss. They have found that the brain co-opts the same machinery by which cells stably alter their genes to specialize duri ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 1:19am
- New Species Declared: Clouded Leopard On Borneo And Sumatra
Scientists have discovered that the clouded leopard found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra is an entirely new species of cat. The secretive rainforest animal was originally thought to be the same species as the one found in mainland Southeast Asia. Ge ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 1:50am
- Researchers Use Poliovirus To Destroy Neuroblastoma Tumors In Mice
The cause of one notorious childhood disease, poliovirus, could be used to treat the ongoing threat of another childhood disease, neuroblastoma. In the March 15 issue of Cancer Research, researchers from Stony Brook University report that an attenuated-- ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 3:08pm
- New Reagent Delivers A Chemical Breakthrough At FSU
"Build a better mousetrap," the saying goes, "and the world will beat a path to your door." In the complex field of organic chemistry, that path leads to Florida State University, where a newly developed substance could make the jobs o ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 3:26pm
- UNC Scientists Discover Cellular 'SOS' Signal In Response To UV Skin Damage
New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has identified two proteins that may help protect against skin cancer. The study, which appears in the advance online edition of the journal Molecular and Cellular Biolog ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 3:49pm