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Specific gene increases susceptibility to breast cancer

12 years ago from Physorg

Much work has been done to identify genetic variations that predispose women to breast cancer. Previous work showed that variants in the gene called fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2)...

Eastern Health should have dealt with cancer tests alone: former deputy minister

12 years ago from CBC: Health

A former deputy minister of health says Eastern Health made matters worse by involving the government at the start of the cancer testing crisis.

Merck Cholesterol Drug Rejected by F.D.A.

12 years ago from NY Times Health

An experimental cholesterol drug being developed by Merck & Company was rejected by the Food and Drug Administration, the company said on Monday.

Diabetes Link To Alzheimer's Disease Explained

12 years ago from Science Daily

Diabetic individuals have a significantly higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease but the molecular connection between the two remains unexplained. Now, researchers have identified the probable molecular basis for the...

Pill Ingredient Could Prevent Brain Damage After Head Injury

12 years ago from Science Daily

A common component of the contraceptive pill could improve the neurologic outcome for patients with severe head injuries, according to a new study. Traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as that...

Observatory: Cherry Tomatoes Get a Seawater Boost

12 years ago from NY Times Science

Researchers reported that the nutritional content of tomatoes improves when the plants are irrigated with diluted seawater.

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

12 years ago from UPI

New species are discovered in Brazil … Study: Synesthetes share commonalities … Alaska hardest hit by U.S. climate change … Drug therapy benefits diabetic eye disease ... Health/Science news from...

Albert Hofmann, Inventor of LSD, Embarks on Final Trip [News]

12 years ago from Scientific American

Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, inventor of LSD, died yesterday at the age of 102, just 10 days after the 55th anniversary of his notorious bicycle trip while tripping on "acid"....

FDA OKs Amitiza for treatment of IBS-C

12 years ago from Physorg

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced approval of Amitiza (lubiprostone) to treat constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome.

U.S. food and drug regulator to add 1,300 jobs

12 years ago from CBC: Health

The key U.S. food and drug regulator has announced a rapid hiring surge to boost its work to protect public health.

Malaria top killer in Congo

12 years ago from Physorg

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say malaria is the primary cause of illness and death, despite prevention efforts.

Stem cells open window on disease processes

12 years ago from Harvard Science

A panel of Harvard Stem Cell Institute experts said recently that stem cell research’s biggest impact on patients’ health likely won’t come from therapies that inject stem cells or implant tissues made...

Safe Water? Lessons From Kazakhstan

12 years ago from Science Daily

Despite significant efforts to improve access to safe water and sanitation, a new report argues that much more needs to be done. A major survey in Kazakhstan found that, despite...

Gene therapy 'aids youth's sight'

12 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A 18-year-old whose sight was failing has his vision improved in a pioneering operation using gene therapy.

Giove-B 'healthy' despite glitch

12 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A spacecraft for Europe's Galileo sat-nav system is "in good health" despite a glitch shortly after launch.

DOD Creates Regenerative Medicine Institute

12 years ago from Science Blog

The Department of Defense announced the creation of the new, federally-funded institution, the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) during a briefing today at the Pentagon. read more

WSJ.com In For a Major Redesign

12 years ago from CBSNews - Science

WSJ.com is on for a major redesign and relaunch soon, and some elements of it are being rolled out now on the site, and some would view it as the...

Broadway Wife Wants Divorce-By-YouTube

12 years ago from CBSNews - Science

We're the YouTube Generation, living in the YouTube Era, in a YouTube World. And now we apparently have a YouTube Divorce.

Loss Of Biodiversity Hampers Medical Cures

12 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The world risks losing new medical treatments for cancer, osteoporosis and other ailments if it does not act quickly to conserve the planet's biodiversity, a senior U.N. environment official said.

EPA Scientists Decry Political Pressure

12 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A survey of scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency shows that hundreds of scientists are complaining about political interference and pressure from superiors who want to skew their findings.

Researchers find flaws in living wills

12 years ago from UPI

IRVINE, Calif., April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. and Australian scientists say they've found life-sustaining treatment preferences often change but people sometimes don't realize they're making changes .

Rocky Mountain med schools short on bodies

12 years ago from UPI

DENVER, April 30 (UPI) -- Colorado's Anatomical Board says more bodies are needed as cadavers for use by medical students in Colorado and Wyoming.

Study challenges notion of 'pandemic' flu

12 years ago from MIT Research

The widespread assumption that pandemic influenza is an exceptionally deadly form of seasonal, or nonpandemic, flu is hard to support, according to a new MIT study in the May issue...

Genetically Altered Trout Approved for Release in U.K.

12 years ago from National Geographic

The widespread release of trout modified to be sterile has been given the go-ahead in England and Wales to give anglers sport while boosting the fortunes of native fish.