- Discovery May Lead To 'smart' Therapies For Breast, Ovarian Cancer
New non-toxic and targeted therapies for metastatic breast and ovarian cancers may now be possible, thanks to a discovery by a team of researchers at the University of British Columbia. In a collaboration between UBC stem cell and cancer scientists, it wa ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2007 - 11:40pm
- A New Mechanism For Producing Cosmic Gamma Rays From Starlight Is Proposed
In 2002, when astronomers first detected cosmic gamma rays – the most energetic form of light known – coming from the constellation Cygnus they were surprised and perplexed. The region lacked the extreme electromagnetic fields that they thought were requi ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2007 - 2:53pm
- Small Molecule Derived From Rb2/p130 Could Act As Cancer Therapeutic
A small molecule derived from the spacer domain of the tumor-suppressor gene Rb2/p130 has demonstrated the ability to inhibit tumor growth in vivo and could be developed into an anti-cancer therapeutic, according to researchers at Temple University's ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2007 - 10:41pm
- Notorious Cancer Gene May Work By Destroying Messenger
A new study suggests how a notorious cancer gene may contribute to tumor growth. The insight emerged from a long-running study of a protein called PMR1, the key player in an unusual mechanism that cells use to quickly stop production of certain important ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 12:43am
- UCLA Scientists Create Microscopic Alphabet; Research Could Lead To Tiny Devices
UCLA scientists have designed and mass-produced billions of fluorescent microscale particles in the shapes of all 26 letters of the alphabet in an “alphabet soup” displaying “exquisite fidelity of the shapes.” The letters are made of solid polymeric mater ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 12:36pm
- Scientists Identify A Gene That May Suppress Colorectal Cancer
In today’s online edition of Genome Research, a husband-and-wife research team from Thomas Jefferson University report the discovery of a gene that, when mutated, may suppress colorectal cancer. To conduct the study, the researchers used a strain of mice ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 6:51pm
- Scientists Use Saliva's 'diagnostic Alphabets' To Diagnose Disease
Today, during the 85th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, scientists are reporting that the use of saliva for clinical detection of major human diseases is only a few years away. Intense research is ongoing to discover d ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 22 2007 - 10:52am
- Leukemic Cells Find Safe Haven In Bone Marrow
The cancer drug asparaginase fails to help cure some children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) because molecules released by certain cells in the bone marrow counteract the effect of that drug, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 22 2007 - 10:23pm
- Study Describes Action Of Estrogen In Protecting Bone
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have described a novel pathway by which estradiol, the primary estrogen in humans, aids in maintaining bone density, a function critical to avoiding osteoporosis. It is well known that estrogen is essential for hea ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2007 - 11:26am
- Simulated Populations Used To Probe Gene Mapping
More powerful computers are allowing scientists and engineers to conduct simulations that grow more realistic each year. While companies are using these tools to slash the costs of producing everything from airliners to antibiotics, researchers in Houston ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2007 - 11:30am