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2008-07-14 18:00:40

Higher education is good for the mind, and new research by the American Cancer Society says it good for the body as well. The study indicates people with a college degree or more than 16 years of education die less often from lung, colorectal, prostate and breast cancers, researchers said in a news release Monday on Ivanhoe Newswire. Black and white men at that education level had a statistically significant decrease in death rates from prostate, lung and colorectal cancer, researchers...

2008-07-07 18:00:00

BROCCOLI may combat prostate cancer by altering the activity levels of genes involved in tumour growth, a study has shown. Scientists made the discovery after adding either peas or broccoli to the normal diets of two groups of men for a year. During the study tissue samples were removed from the men's prostate glands and analysed to gauge the activity of thousands of genes. The results showed a broccoli-rich diet produced changes in gene activity, or expression, that were likely to...

2008-07-03 00:00:27

Broccoli may combat prostate cancer by altering the activity levels of genes involved in tumour growth, a ground-breaking study has shown. Scientists made the discovery after adding either peas or broccoli to the normal diets of two groups of men for a year. During the study tissue samples were removed from the men's prostate glands and analysed using "gene chip" technology to gauge the activity of thousands of genes. The results showed that a broccoli-rich diet produced changes in gene...

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2008-07-02 18:40:00

Scientists say that adopting just a couple of elements of the Mediterranean diet could cut the risks of developing cancer by 12%. Just using more olive oil alone cuts the risk by 9%, according to a study of 26,000 Greeks. The diet also includes higher amounts of fruits, vegetables, cereals, and less red meat. Men might cut their risk of prostate cancer by adding broccoli to meals, a separate study has found. Spain and Greece have lower rates of illnesses like heart disease. The people...

2008-07-02 06:00:14

A PORTION of broccoli a week can reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men, scientists have found. Nutritionists have discovered a link between eating green vegetables, such as broccoli, sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, and a reduction in cancer. Tests by the Norwich Institute of Food Research linked eating broccoli to the GSTM1 gene. A group of men at risk of developing prostate cancer were asked to eat an extra 400g portion of broccoli once a week for a year. Eating the vegetable...

2008-07-02 00:00:28

Scientists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center say they are beginning a human cancer trial to test transfusing specific white blood cells. Lead researcher Zheng Cui announced the study at the Understanding Aging conference in Los Angeles. The study, given the go-ahead by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will involve treating human cancer patients with white blood cells from healthy young people whose immune systems produce cells with high levels of cancer-fighting...

2008-06-28 21:00:31

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Clinical trials begin this week at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on a cancer therapy that has completely cured the disease in every mouse tested over the past few years. The therapy involves the transfusion of white blood cells from cancer-resistant donors into cancer patients, letting loose a uniquely qualified army of disease fighters to attack the invading tumor. Some scientists are skeptical about the move from mice to humans, but others are excited...

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2008-05-08 10:00:00

Researchers reduce protein; stop cancer growth "“ Plan to develop new cancer therapy targetResearchers at the OU Cancer Institute have identified a new gene that causes cancer. The ground-breaking research appears Monday in Nature's cancer journal Oncogene.The gene and its protein, both called RBM3, are vital for cell division in normal cells. In cancers, low oxygen levels in the tumors cause the amount of this protein to go up dramatically. This causes cancer cells to divide...

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2008-03-06 15:10:00

Eat your broccoli! That's the advice from UCLA researchers who have found that a chemical in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold a key to restoring the body's immunity, which declines as we age. Published in this week's online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the study findings show that sulforaphane, a chemical in broccoli, switches on a set of antioxidant genes and enzymes in specific immune cells, which then combat the injurious effects of molecules...

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2008-02-28 13:05:00

A concentrated extract of freeze dried broccoli sprouts cut development of bladder tumors in an animal model by more than half, according to a report in the March 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. This finding reinforces human epidemiologic studies that have suggested that eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli is associated with reduced risk for bladder cancer, according to the study's senior investigator, Yuesheng Zhang, MD, PhD,...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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