Effects on Breast Tumors of DNA Alternations in 3 Genes Described
Cancer epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo
have identified specific genes that are most likely to become cancer promoters when exposed to a process called DNA promoter hypermethylation.
Hypermethylation is a process that causes genes that promote normal cell growth to produce pr...
Team led by Scripps Scientists increases understanding of two types of blindness
...is a staff member at Scripps Clinic and Green Hospital in La Jolla, California. "That was quite surprising to us. Others have already shown that such alternations
in diet can reduce the risk of developing bleeding from the more common type of neovascular macular degeneration in humans, but the concept of maintai...
Study shows pine bark reduces jetlag
...upset stomach; insomnia and/or highly irregular sleep patterns; irritability; irrational behavior; alternation in mental performance (easy crossword); alternations
in general wellbeing; hours of duration of any signs/symptoms; and nights of altered/disturbed sleep. Observations were measured and taken within 48 h...
New Procedure Reveals the Secrets of the Brain
...veral neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease.
However, understanding of the mechanisms by which electrical microstimulation can cause alternations
in behaviors and cognitive functions was dependent on characterizing the cortical activity patterns that are elicited by stimulation locally around th...
Urine Test for Kidney Cancer
...t of kidney cancer. Fifty patients with the disease were tested, and 44 were found to have genetic alterations in their urine identical to the genetic alternations
found in their tumors upon biopsy. Even more encouraging was the test’s ability to identify those with early stage disease. A control group of people ...
Effect on breast tumors of DNA alternations in 3 genes described
Cancer epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo have identified specific genes that are most likely to become cancer promoters when exposed to a process called DNA promoter hypermethylation.
Hypermethylation is a process that causes genes that promote normal cell growth to produce proteins th...
Grazing animals help spread plant disease
...ral plant disease. That allowed for a much greater prevalence of the virus in areas where grazing took place.
"Even in complex natural communities, alternations
to food web composition such as consumer invasion or extinction can lead to significant impacts that cascade through entire communities, including cha...
Selenium may prevent high risk-bladder cancer
...garet Karagas, Ph.D., professor of community and family medicine of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth. "Bladder cancers stemming from these alternations
are associated with more advanced disease."
While other studies have shown a similar association between selenium and bladder cancer among women, ...
Researchers find new gene linked to breast cancer
...of breast cancer by more than a third.
Further, the researchers found that the gene, HMMR, interacts with the well-known breast cancer gene BRCA1. alternations
in either gene cause genetic instability and interfere with cell division, which could be a path to breast cancer developing. This leads researchers t...