- Can Blood Transfusions Cause More Cancer?
Recent research by Tel Aviv University finds that young blood does a body good when it comes to fighting cancer. The TAU researchers, led by Prof. Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu from the Department of Psychology's Neuroimmunology Research Unit, discovered that a ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 4 2009 - 12:07pm
- Systems Biology Is The Future Of Medical Research, Say European Scientists, And They Want To Lead It
Crucial breakthroughs in the treatment of many common diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson's could be achieved by harnessing systems biology, according to scientists from across Europe. In a Science Policy Briefing released today by the European ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 11 2009 - 12:22pm
- Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Linked To Brain Shrinkage
Two new studies show that commonly prescribed forms of postmenopausal hormone therapy may slightly accelerate the loss of brain tissue in women 65 and older beyond what normally occurs with aging. The studies' findings appear as companion papers in t ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 12 2009 - 10:27pm
- Female Infidelity Produces Faster Male Sperm- Study
It has been difficult to prove that fast-swimming sperms have an advantage when it comes to fertilizing an egg but a research team at Uppsala University say that unfaithful females of the cichlid fish species do influence the males’ sperms- increased compe ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 20 2009 - 11:14am
- First Human Stem Cell Clinical Trial- Why It Matters
Stem cells are today’s panacea. They are greater than penicillin and vaccines combined, or so we hear. Research scientists have been touting the benefits and limitless medical possibilities of stem cells, and we have yet to see the real applications. After ...
Article - Erin Richards - Jan 28 2009 - 5:30pm
- Microcracks In Microgravity: Weakening Astronaut Bones
Better keep that resolution to hit the gym- you don't want to end up like an astronaut. A recent study by Joyce Keyak of UCIrvine suggests that the bones of astronauts lose up to 30% of their hipbone strength, comparable losses caused by osteoporosi ...
Article - Stephanie Pulford - Jan 28 2009 - 5:30pm
- The pendulum swings again- green tea and cancer
First green tea may have anti-cancer properties. Now it turns out, according to a pre-pub in the ASH journal Blood, that polyphenols in green tea can interfere with cancer treatments. Researchers in California wanted to determine whether multiple myeloma p ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Feb 4 2009 - 12:21pm
- Found: Master Gene Behind Blood Vessel Development, Say Researchers
University of Minnesota researchers say they have identified the "master gene" behind blood vessel development. Using genetically engineered mice, researchers with the University of Minnesota Medical School's Lillehei Heart Institute were a ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 4 2009 - 2:13pm
- Jhdm2a Gene A New Target For Treating Obesity With Drugs
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine say they have discovered a gene that when mutated causes obesity by dampening the body's ability to burn energy while leaving appetite unaffected. The new research could ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 4 2009 - 6:52pm
- Building A Better Pill With Smart Polymers
Oral medication is convenient, but its specificity is lousy. Your stomach gets a concentrated dose of every pill you take, and the rest of it gets dispersed where your stomach sees fit. Even the treatment of the subsequent organs in the digestive tract r ...
Article - Stephanie Pulford - Feb 6 2009 - 6:30pm