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Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...an match that tumour to available therapies," said senior author Dr. Alan L. Epstein, Professor of Pathology at USC's Keck School of Medicine. "First, we find the genetic changes that allow a tumour to defeat the immune system, then we can apply therapies that compensate for these genetic alterations," a...

Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...obacco trade very seriously," said Luk Joossens, a senior policy advisor of the FCA. "Smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes are sold at lower prices than legal products, contributing to higher consumption and greater rate of smoking-related illness and death," he said....

Those Who Cure can Kill Dire Prophesy of the doctors Plot

...of the warning, but not the specific wording, to a senior British Government official in mid-April, according to the report. The Times is also reporting that several of the suspects have links to extremist Islamic groups. To add to the unease among the doctors from Asia and the Middle East, Prime Minist...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...ing-related illness and death," said Luk Joossens, senior policy advisor of the Framework Convention Alliance, comprising 300 organisations representing over 100 countries around the world. The alliance was created to support the development, ratification, and implementation of the WHO framework treaty. ...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...ve tracts are under-developed, Dr Chris Faulkes, a senior lecturer at the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, said. Currently, we think that the behavioural interactions between the queen and the non-breeders are translated into the suppression of certain fertility ...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...echanism exist in monkeys as well, said the studys senior author, Zofia Zukowska, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center. We are hopeful that these findings might eventually lead to control of metabolic syndrome, which is a hug...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

... development and progression of brain tumors, says senior author Wei Zhang, Ph.D., professor in M. D. Andersons Department of Pathology. Using a gene transfer delivery system in a mouse model, a team led by Zhang and Professor of Pathology Gregory Fuller, M.D., Ph.D., shows that IGFBP2 plays an active rol...

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

...ea known as the hippocampus. The laboratory of the senior author of the current study, UCSF's Arturo Alvarez... remarkably clean and was highly unexpected," says senior author Alvarez-Buylla, UCSF Heather and Melanie Muss Professor of Neurological Surgery. "We've been ...

Scientists Discover Key to Manipulating Fat

...uch fat remodeling was possible," said the study's senior author, Zofia Zukowska, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at Georgetown. "We are hopeful that these findings might eventually lead to control of metabolic syndrome, which is a huge health issue for many Ame...

Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

...n disease pathogenesis is unknown, said the studys senior author, Dr. Joseph Hill, chief of cardiology, reporting in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. In our study, we found that autophagy can become harmful and lead to cellular damage. Autophagy is a highly regulated process that...

Watch 'Live Earth' Concerts Simultaneously on the Net

...t event online," the Hollywood Reporter quoted MSN senior director Lisa Gurry as saying. MSN, which is competing with television network NBC Universal, is taking the concerts to 25 overseas markets to cater to the language needs of different areas. Since some countries have more than one market with a spe...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...them better health, says Dr. Dr.Geoffrey Savage, a senior lecturer in Food Biochemistry in Lincoln University, Newzealnd. The term functional food was a curious and confusing concept, he said. Clearly all foods are functional, because they provide taste, aroma or nutritive value. But it is interesting t...

Defective HIV Testing Kits Poses Serious Health Risks

... treatment. He has now got a nod from Ana Palacio, senior vice-president of the World Bank, to go public wit...m was exposed in October 2006, pointing fingers at senior health officials. Monozyme India, a Secunderabad-based company, has been charged with supplying e...

Genetic Factors Behind Mosquitoes Resistance to Malaria Identified

...n. Nobel laureate Dr. Johann Deisenhofer, who is senior author of the study, said that the new findings were the indication that just like humans, mosquitoes also want to get rid of malaria. This finding opened my eyes to the fact that mosquitoes are almost as unhappy about malaria as we are. They try ...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...fferent causes and treatments of depression," said senior author Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, assistant professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. "It also helps us understand conceptually how something that seems as hard to get traction on as depression can have a really quantita...

Star Health Grants Boon To India's HIV-Affected

...so come out with a product called `Red Carpet' for senior citizens. It offers hospitalization benefits only , for people above 60 years and up to 69 years, at entry level and assured renewals thereafter. The premium would be fixed (Rs.5, 000 to Rs. 10,000) for a cover of Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh. There wou...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...nt bound to these soil particles," says Aiken, the senior author of the new study and a professor of comparative biosciences in the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. "We observed an almost 700-fold difference" in the rate of infection.Prions are an abnormal form of a protein produced normally by t...

Americans Bloated On Happy Pills

...ng to Dr. Dworkin, a Maryland anesthesiologist and senior fellow at Washington's Hudson Institute, who has authored: "Artificial Unhappiness: The Dark Side of the New Happy Class, doctors are now medicating unhappiness. "Too many people take drugs when they really need to be making changes in their lives,...

Food Safety Chief Executed for Bribery in China

...icals will be effectively contained in future. A senior official had said, The Chinese government attaches...icals will be effectively contained in future. A senior official had said, The Chinese government attaches great importance to the safety and security of fo...

30 Dead as Dengue Fever Epidemic Hits Myanmar: Report

...urge in the mosquito-borne disease. Than Winn, a senior Myanmar health ministry official, told the weekly Myanmar Times newspaper that the number of cases was soaring. "In the first six months of this year there have been about 3,000 cases of the disease and 30 deaths. This is much higher than the first...

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