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Age Alone Should Not Be Used To Determine Whether To Treat Prostate Cancer With Hormones, Research Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

Concerns regarding the association of hormone therapy used to treat prostate cancer with cardiovascular disease in some older men may lead doctors to forgo hormone treatment solely on the basis...

Paola Timiras dies at 85; pioneered study of the physiology of aging

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Paola Timiras, a medical doctor and researcher who pioneered the study of the physiology of aging and taught molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley for more than 50 years,...

Scientists develop new, more sensitive nanotechnology test for chemical DNA modifications

11 years ago from Biology News Net

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore have developed a novel test to screen for chemical modifications to DNA known as methylation. The technology potentially could...

Young Women With Early Form Of Breast Cancer No More Likely To Experience Recurrence Than Older Women

11 years ago from Science Daily

Young women with DCIS, a common form of early breast cancer that arises in and is confined to the mammary ducts, are presumed more likely to have recurrences than older...

Cochlear Implants In Children A Safe Procedure, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

In the six decades since French and American surgeons implanted the first cochlear hearing devices, the procedure in children has become reliable, safe, and relatively free of severe complications, according...

New Approach To Gene Therapy May Shrink Brain Tumors, Prevent Their Spread

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers are investigating a new approach to gene therapy for brain tumors -- delivering a cancer-fighting gene to normal brain tissue around the tumor to keep it from spreading. They...

Hospital Residents Report Patient-handoff Problems Common, Can Lead To Patient Harm

11 years ago from Science Daily

A significant percentage of resident physicians report that patient handoffs -- transfer of responsibility for a hospitalized patient from one resident to another -- contributed to incidents in which harm...

What is the best strategy for treating Helicobacter pylori?

11 years ago from Science Blog

The most popular treatment for H pylori is triple therapy but resistance to Clarithromycin is reducing its effectiveness. Courses using four drugs have been known to be more successful but...

Step back to move forward emotionally, study suggests

11 years ago from Science Blog

When you're upset or depressed, should you analyze your feelings to figure out what's wrong? Or should you just forget about it and move on? read more

Promising Approach In Prevention And Treatment Of Pancreatic Cancer

11 years ago from Science Daily

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal human cancers and continues to be a major unsolved health problem. The overexpression of the epidermal growth factor receptor and its ligands...

2008 MacArthur "Genius" Grants Announced

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A genetic biologist, a violin virtuoso, an architectural historian, and a family physician who rebuilt a health clinic that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina are among 25 recipients of this...

Family angered by man's ER death

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Some of the family of a man who died in the emergency room at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre last weekend say they are shocked and angered by his death.

New Instrument Can Quickly Examine Multiple Proteins In A Single Cancer Sample

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have demonstrated a new instrument that makes it possible to detect and quantify multiple different clinically important proteins in a single tumor sample using conventional staining. Currently, pathologists usually...

Compounds That Prevent Nerve Damage Discovered

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have made a significant finding that could lead to better drugs for several degenerative diseases including Huntington's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Compounds that block the activity of a specific...

Dark Chocolate: Half A Bar Per Week May Keep Heart Attack Risk At Bay

11 years ago from Science Daily

Good news for chocolate lovers: 6.7 grams of chocolate per day represent the ideal amount for a protective effect against inflammation and subsequent cardiovascular disease.

Unlocking the brain after stroke

11 years ago from Physorg

University of Queensland research is set to unlock the regions of the brain central to successful language treatment following a stroke.

Vascular marker of ovarian cancer identified

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers have identified TEM1 as a specific genetic marker for the vascular cells associated with tumor growth, a finding that could aid in diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.

New tool to assess speech development in infants, toddlers with hearing impairments

11 years ago from Physorg

The number of hearing impaired infants and toddlers who are successfully aided by technological devices, such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, continues to grow, but there are still unknowns...

China: 'Out of control' dairy system led to abuse

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- China's agriculture minister acknowledged Tuesday that the country's milk-gathering system was "out of control" and led to abuses that put contaminated dairy products in stores across Asia,...

Fined restaurant not on inspection report website

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Edmonton's Capital Health admitted Friday that some higher risk establishments, including one that was recently called "the worst violator"of the Public Health Act, were not included on its restaurant inspections...

Stem Cell Summit hails bench progress, looks to bedside future

11 years ago from Harvard Science

New discoveries concerning cell reprogramming over the past year have boosted stem cell researchers in the lab and encouraged efforts to transfer test tube and lab animal advances to humans...

Acupuncture Reduces Side Effects Of Breast Cancer Treatment As Much As Conventional Drug Therapy, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

Acupuncture is as effective and longer-lasting in managing the common debilitating side effects of hot flashes, night sweats and excessive sweating (vasomotor symptoms) associated with breast cancer treatment and has...

Why Chemo Works For Some People And Not Others

11 years ago from Science Daily

MIT researchers have shown that cells from different people don't all react the same way when exposed to the same DNA-damaging agent -- a finding that could help clinicians predict...

Protein Identified That Plays Role In Blood Flow

11 years ago from Science Daily

Using atomic force microscopy -- a microscope with very high resolution -- and isolating blood vessels outside the body, researchers have identified a protein that plays an important role in...

Ghost Heart

11 years ago from PopSci

In late 2005, cardiac researcher Doris Taylor revived the dead. She rinsed rat hearts with detergent until the cells washed away and all that remained was a skeleton of tissue...

Stopping Smoking Reduces Postoperative Complications, Study Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

Patients who stop smoking four weeks before an operation reduce the risk of complications, according to a new research. Moreover, many of those who receive help with this ahead of...

A new therapeutic option for human hepatocyte cancer

11 years ago from Physorg

p53-impaired tumors may be particularly suitable to parvovirus H-1-induced therapy. Although the p53 deficiency in tumors may induce resistance to chemotherapeutic agents, this will not affect the tumor cell susceptibility...

Too Good to Be True?: Fat That Keeps You Thin

11 years ago from Scientific American

Scientists have stumbled on a chemical in the body that could one day prevent or reverse diseases linked to obesity. [More]