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Starch fights cancer

A type of starch, previously thought to be just 'empty calories', actually helps prevent bowel cancer. At the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), researchers have revealed that resistant starch could be as important as fibre in the fight against bowel cancer. .. .. They have noted that people in Africa, Japan and China have low rates of bowel cancer e...

Drug Tarceva for End-stage Lung cancer

Patients with end-stage lung cancer who were given Tarceva lived longer than patients// given a placebo. ..Lung cancer is the most common cancer occurring both in men and women. Two studies were conducted by Canadian –led international research team with recruits from all over the world. ..The first study was conducted by Dr. Timothy Winton of the University of Alberta conducted his study in 482...

Tarceva Found To Benefit Older Lung Cancer Patients

A new drug has shown promise in the clinical trials involving lung cancer patients and it has even been proposed to evaluate the drug as a frontline therapy for those with lung cancer. One of the significant problems // faced in the treatment regime in the elderly patients is the tolerability and side effects of the drugs currently used... ..The tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib (Tarceva) has d...

Too much of meat, salt and starch predisposes to respiratory problems.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), conducted a study that states that too much of meat, salt and starch predisposes to respiratory problems. // .."These are exceptional data on dietary habits," said NIEHS researcher Stephanie London, M.D., lead investigator on the study. "We are fortunate to have access to high quality dietary data from such a large number of participan...

Antarctica: The story behind the ice

The influence of ocean currents in climate change and the story behind Antarctica’s icy ambience, is unraveled by ancient fish teeth// that seem to be holding the clue. ..An element pretty unheard of and extremely rare, identified in the tiny fish teeth has offered a clue to the University of Florida geologists in estimating the period when the passage between Atlantic and Pacific might have op...

Roche Calls For Re-Examination Of Tarceva Data By EU Authorities

Roche Holding AG announced today that it has asked EU health authorities to re-examine data related to approving the pancreatic cancer treatment Tarceva.// The European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) had recently rejected the Tarceva application. ...."People with pancreatic cancer need new treatment options like Tarceva, which has been proven in clinical trials to signific...

NICE Gives the Final ‘NO’ to Roche’s Tarcva

NICE (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) has given the ‘thumbs down’ signal to Roche's once-a-day lung cancer// pill Tarceva as its final decision on the matter. It says that the drug is of limited use and too expensive to be given on the NHS. .. This decision will only flame the fires of controversy over access to expensive modern cancer treatments, as it follows bickering...

Researchers Discover Starch Cocktail Fuel for green Car

A US researcher has discovered a cocktail of enzymes that converts starchy syrups into carbon dioxide and hydrogen, and the latter can be fed into a fuel cell to run an electric car, or even used in an ordinary combustion engine. ......The method hinges on a mixture of 13 enzymes, normally found separately in plants, rabbits, bacteria and yeast, but never together in nature. ......According...

Rising Sea Levels Could Disintegrate Antarctic Ice Sheet

Rising sea-levels could cause the Antarctic ice sheet to break up, even though the air over it will remain chilly enough to prevent significant melting for at least a century, according to a new study by a researcher from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. ......As part of their study, the team led by Andrew Mackintosh gauged the ice sheet's past thickness by measuring how high the...

Antarctic Icebergs Serve as 'hotspots' for Ocean Life

Antarctica's icebergs have a major impact on the ecology of the ocean around them, serving as 'hotspots' for ocean life, according to a new study by American researchers. ......The icebergs hold trapped terrestrial material, which they release far out at sea as they melt. This process produces a "halo effect" with significantly increased nutrients, chlorophyll and krill out to a radius of more t...
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