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It's not all genetic: Common epigenetic problem doubles cancer risk in mice

...nimal model to evaluate the impact of colon cancer prevention strategies, including dietary interventions and targeted drugs. ...

Poor prenatal nutrition permanently damages function of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas

... low weight, they need to pay special attention to prevention tactics, including exercise and weight control to minimize insulin resistance -- the other major factor involved in triggering type 2 diabetes. "In particular, someone who was a low-birth-weight baby can compound the risk of developing diabetes by b...

Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV transmission from women to men

...f Africa, andhelp define better HIV strategies for prevention in these settings....

Leukemia Drug Breakthrough Study In New England Journal Of Medicine

... in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a mem...ca. Moffitt's sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. ...

Essential mangrove forest threatened by cryptic ecological degradation

...changes should be adopted and is essential for the prevention of further mangrove degradation. F. Dahdouh-Guebas, S. Hettiarachchi, D. Lo Seen, O. Batelaan, S. Sooriyarachchi, L.P. Jayatissa, and N. Koedam: "Transitions in Ancient Inland Freshwater Resource Management in Sri Lanka Affect Biota and Human Popula...

Deficiency of growth hormone and IGF-1 reduces cancer and kidney disease, but creates other problems

...ecessary for maintenance of cognitive function and prevention of cartilage degeneration," Sonntag and his colleagues reported in an article in Endocrinology, published on-line today. But the hormones also increase cancer and other diseases that limit lifespan. The researchers developed a strain of dwarf rats t...

NYC's First Rapid HIV Drug-resistant AIDS Case Prompts Call to Step Up HIV Prevention

...and develop aggressive, ongoing and innovative HIV prevention programs with a particular emphasis on targeting high-risk populations," said Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation President. "Clearly men who have sex with men continue to be at risk, as well as African Americans, as President Bush noted la...

Study Models Impact Of Anthrax Vaccine

... Bloomberg School ofPublic Health. To increase the prevention rate to 90 percent, theirstudy found that at least 63 percent of the population would need to beimmunized with vaccine before an anthrax attack, which might not bepractical. However, the study found that anthrax vaccination given evenafter an attack ...

International trial of two microbicides begins

...ll participants will receive condoms and extensive prevention counseling at each clinic visit. The trial is one of numerous studies conducted through NIH's HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), which is funded by NIAID, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Dru...

MetaChip provides quick, efficient toxicity screening of potential drugs

...ll participants will receive condoms and extensive prevention counseling at each clinic visit. The trial is one of numerous studies conducted through NIH's HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), which is funded by NIAID, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Dru...

Chemists identify key gene in development of type 1 diabetes

...se, but it is certainly a promising target for its prevention and treatment." In preliminary studies by the research group, specially bred mice that lacked the gene for the MIF protein failed to develop diabetes compared to mice that possessed the gene, according to the investigators. Although it's likely that...

Towards precise classification of cancers based on robust gene functional expression profiles

...se, but it is certainly a promising target for its prevention and treatment." In preliminary studies by the research group, specially bred mice that lacked the gene for the MIF protein failed to develop diabetes compared to mice that possessed the gene, according to the investigators. Although it's likely that...

US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

...es and limited insurance reimbursement for obesity prevention and treatment are also contributory." The researc...stem, while at the same time under-funding obesity prevention and treatment, is not sound economic or public health policy. "Some may view this as pessimistic," ...

PET/MRI scans may help unravel mechanisms of prenatal drug damage

...f damage and suggest ways to test new treatment or prevention strategies," said Benveniste. The imaging tools could also be used to assess the effects of therapeutic drugs, such as administering synthetic narcotics to pregnant women following surgical procedures performed on fetuses in utero. "Following such s...

Molecule that usually protects infection-fighting cells may cause plaque deposits inside arteries

...ovel therapeutic application of AIM regulation for prevention of atherosclerosis in the future. Most importantly...at showed suppressing AIM function translates into prevention of atherosclerosis," Dr. Miyazaki said. Atherosclerosis, known as "hardening of the arteries," occu...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...rities to implement effective vector-borne disease prevention and control activities", said Dr Samlee Plianbangc...in displacement camps. In Thailand, in addition to prevention activities, the ministry of health has stockpiled anti-malarial treatments in hospitals across the a...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...st six larger sub-epidemics, which HIV monitoring, prevention and treatment programmes may want to take into account when developing new initiatives.?/p> More than 57,700 people in Britain have been infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 or HIV-1 since the first identification of A ID S in 1982. ...

Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone

...s. William Giannobile, professor of periodontics, prevention and geriatrics, led a team at the U-M School of De...s; Qiming Jin, research associate in periodontics, prevention and geriatrics; Mario Taba Jr., research fellow in periodontics, prevention and geriatrics; Renny T....

UN votes to ban human cloning

...may be contrary to human dignity" and called for a prevention of the exploitation of women and adequate protection for human life in the application of life sciences. The Declaration has been welcomed by many as a clear expression of the ethical norms that should guide scientific research. South Africa abstain...

Defensins Ward Off HIV In Two Ways

...rovides a basis to develop defensin-like drugs for prevention of HIV and for therapeutic use in patients who are already infected. ...

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