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- Single ‘Spelling Mistake’ In Genetic Code Can Lead To Rare And …
- Tracking Down The Causes f Multiple Sclerosis
- Green tea: Seeking hope in a dose of nature
- H1N1 Flu Pandemic: UT Health Science Center at Houston Experts …
- Lost Molecule Is Lethal for Liver Cancer Cells in Mice
- Harold Varmus’s life as a scientist The journey of an inquiring mind
- Made by man finished by nature: Now’s the best time to hit the …
Single ‘Spelling Mistake’ In Genetic Code Can Lead To Rare And …
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For women with granulosa cell tumours it represents the first specific diagnostic tool and clear path to develop much needed treatments for this cancer. "This is really a two-fold discovery" says Dr. David Hunstman lead author and genetic pathologist at the BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver General Hospital and associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia. "It clearly shows the power of the new generation of DNA sequencing technologies to impact clinical medicine and for those of us in the area of ovarian cancer research and care by identifying the singular mutation that causes granulosa cell tumours we can now more easily identify them and develop news ways to treat them.
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Tracking Down The Causes f Multiple Sclerosis
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Journal references:Krishnamoorthy et al. Myelin-specific T cells also recognize neuronal autoantigen in a transgenic mouse model of multiple sclerosis. Nature Medicine 2009; 15 (6): 626 DI:.
Green tea: Seeking hope in a dose of nature
They found that high doses of green-tea extract can have a positive effect on Hudson’s type of cancer chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The saga of Daniel Hauser the 13-year-old Minnesota boy with Hodgkin’s lymphoma has sparked public debate over the value of natural medicine especially in cancer treatment. In labs at Mayo and elsewhere scientists are putting those same questions to the test training their microscopes on everything from shark cartilage to mistletoe and finding some surprising answers. At last count the National Institutes of Health’s center for complementary medicine had sponsored 47 cancer-related studies — on macrobiotic diets soy Reiki-energy healing yoga flaxseed self-hypnosis fish oil massage acupuncture and more. So far most have focused on how alternative therapies can help ease the pain or side effects of cancer treatment says Mary Jo Kreitzer director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. Studies that have looked for cancer-fighting properties have been disappointing she said.
H1N1 Flu Pandemic: UT Health Science Center at Houston Experts …
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Experts who are available for interviews to discuss H1N1 flu include:?Herbert DuPont M. is a professor of infectious diseases and director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at The University of Texas School of Public Health. With over 30 years of experience in infectious disease and travel medicine DuPont can speak on the development of swine flu symptoms that will arise how to reduce the risk of becoming infected and how to keep yourself safe if you are traveling.
Lost Molecule Is Lethal for Liver Cancer Cells in Mice
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Noticing the conspicuous absence of single-stranded genetic snippets called microRNAs in cancer cells a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins and Nationwide Children?s Hospital delivered these tiny regulators of genes to mice with liver cancer and found that tumor cells rapidly died while healthy cells remained unaffected. Publishing results of the study June 12 in Cell the researchers say they have provided one of the first demonstrations that microRNA replacement provides an effective therapy in an animal model of human disease. ?This work suggests that microRNA replacement may be a highly effective and nontoxic treatment strategy for some cancers or even other diseases? says Josh Mendell M. an associate professor in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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Harold Varmus’s life as a scientist The journey of an inquiring mind
In 1989 Harold Varmus having just received the medicine prize used his to recall similar Scandinavian revels described in the epic poem “Beowulf” and to compare his research subject cancer to the beast Grendel: a distorted version of our normal selves. Having started out as a graduate student in English literature his straddling of the worlds of art and science was natural. In the years to follow he was to go further encompassing the world of American politics too. Mr Varmus divides his autobiography into three phases: the path to science doing science and being a political scientist. His path was slow: as his graduation neared he hung a “career decision mobile” from his dormitory ceiling with applications for graduate study in English medicine journalism and more fluttering overhead.
Made by man finished by nature: Now’s the best time to hit the …
After that comes kiwi and lime green lavender sky blue and turquoise. Next come cobalt blues. The most common colors are kelly green rich brown and white – not just because of beer bottles but also because of old medicine and bleach containers. Comparing artificial to pure sea glass “. is like comparing cubic zirconia to a diamond” Kuhn says.