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Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

... DNA. Inflammation is part of the immune systems arsenal to combat the effects of infection and cell damage. However, prolonged or intense inflammation could lead to conditions within the lung environment that foster cancer, Engels said. Previous studies have shown that diseases associated with lung damage...

Variation in Genes Related to Inflammation Increase Lung Cancer Risk

...ncer. Inflammation is part of the immune systems arsenal to combat the effects of infection and cell damage. However, prolonged or intense inflammation could lead to conditions within the lung environment that foster cancer, Engels said. The findings of the study were published in the July issue of Cance...

The Hospital Superbugs

...ts at The University of Nottingham are amassing an arsenal of weapons in preparation for a counter-offensive against the most deadly of hospital superbugs . It infiltrates hospitals as microscopic spores. Its defences are so strong it can resist most antibiotics. And it kills three times as many people eve...

Scientists Equip Bacteria With Custom Chemo-Navigational System

...igation system will greatly enhance the impressive arsenal of natural and engineered cell behaviors,' says Dr. Gallivan....

Genetic Testing Helping Cancer Survivors Fight For Their Loved Ones

...tools they need to make informed decisions, and an arsenal of options that could help them prevent cancer in the future," said Dr. Beth Hellerstedt, a Texas Oncology oncologist. Genetic Testing 1. Find out if you are a candidate for genetic testing.An oncologist can help you decide if genetic testing is ...

Cancer Drug can Extend Survival in Patients With Deadly Brain Tumors

... offer a real weapon in what is now a very limited arsenal for treating a very challenging cancer." Source-Eurekalert SR...

Chinese Scientists Take Malaria Fight to Africa

...rld can ill afford given what is already a limited arsenal against malaria, which kills more than 1 million people a year. Drugs to Cut Parasite Pool Li expects the total pool of malaria parasites in the islanders to drop sharply after the mass administration of drugs. But because infected mosquitoes...

An Online Portal To Aid Kidney Patients

...stment so a portal is a natural to be part of that arsenal of resources." PRI...

Do Anti-wrinkle Cosmetics Really Work?

The arsenal consists of creams, facemasks and peelers in packaging that promises nothing short of a miracle. Yet so far//, the battle against the wrinkles that come inevitably with age has been fought mainly on the surface of the human skin. The latest weapons,...

MRI Technology Dramatically Improves Breast Cancer Diagnosis

...I is the latest tool in the breast cancer fighting arsenal at the University of Kansas Hospital. In the breast center, patients can go from a mammogram to sonogram and even a biopsy during an appointment. The MRI is not usually performed the same day, but when ordered has proven a tremendous benefit to patie...

Health Benefits from the Ocean Snail

...these snails are very sophisticated in the type of arsenal they've put together to hunt other organisms." Olivera, a biology professor, was out of the country and unavailable for comment. McIntosh has said that Oliveras interest in snails dates back to his childhood in the Philippines, where he collected s...

Alzheimer's Drug can be Used to Treat Nerve Agent and Pesticide Poisoning

...e and safe antidotal therapy could be added to the arsenal of medications carried by all military members and first responders, who could easily administer it to themselves should they suspect that they've been exposed to a nerve agent. Likewise, this therapy could be used worldwide to save the lives of peop...

Mouse Model Demonstrates Immune System Reaction In Chlamydia Infection

.... We also would want them to respond with the same arsenal of protective factors – such as the secretion of gamma interferon that we show occurs using our TCRtg tools." The goal of vaccines is to stimulate a response that mimics exposure to a pathogen, without the risks of actual infection. When a vaccine ...

Sunflowers Could Hold the Key to New Class of AIDS Drugs

...nic, said, "We need these substances to expand our arsenal of effective weapons against the disease. It remains to be seen, however, whether they will prove to be as effective in clinical practice as they seem to be at present." The University of Bonn researchers have teamed up with Jülich Research Centre to...

Cholesterol Can Cause Burst Arteries

...th care providers now have another weapon in their arsenal against cardiovascular disease. Researchers had stressed that it remains imperative that people use diet and exercise to keep cholesterol levels low. Essentially, the researchers took varying amounts of cholesterol, reduced it to a liquid form, and...

Triglyceride Drug Found To Lower The Risk Of Diabetes

...hers say they might now have a new weapon to their arsenal against type 2 diabetes. A drug used to combat high triglycerides also appears // to lower the risk of diabetes in heart disease patients. For the study researchers compared results between mostly male heart attack patients who received either a da...

Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades

...lead to another crucial weapon in the rather small arsenal of treatments available for this dangerous disease and offer the first hope for a new melanoma treatment target in decades. Study proves a role for an important gene called PTEN and suggests that PTEN dysfunction may be responsible in 30 percent to 6...

Acupuncture can ease cancer

...mely debilitating for patients. Doctors offer an arsenal of various anti-emetic drugs to lessen the reaction, but in recent years acupuncture has been joining mainstream medicine as a possible extra help. Acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny needles at various set points around the body. Although the...

Diabetic testing gets easier

...e the pain from those finger pricks with a growing arsenal of glucose monitors, lasers and lancets. One of the newest monitors on the market is a device that allows a diabetic to test sugar using less blood, from places other than the fingertip. Other testing systems are still in the pipeline, including a p...

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