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2012-11-30 16:11:11

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is particularly devastating since the prognosis for recovery is usually poor, with the cancer most often not detected until late stages. Research led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego and UC San Francisco Schools of Medicine examined the tumor-initiating events leading to pancreatic cancer (also called pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma or PDA) in mice. Their work, published on line November 29 in the journal Cancer Cell, may help in...

2012-11-30 16:09:19

A team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has shown for the first time how cancer cells control the ON/OFF switch of a program used by developing embryos to effectively metastasize in vivo, breaking free and spreading to other parts of the body, where they can proliferate and grow into secondary tumors. The findings are published in the December 11 issue of the journal Cancer Cell. In 90 percent of cancer deaths, it is the...

2012-11-13 10:08:48

Those individuals who work outdoors with resultant sun exposure are at increased risk for non-melanoma skin cancers, such as squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Manigé Fartasch shows that the connection between occupational UV exposure and squamous cell carcinoma is now well-established in her review article in issue 43 of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109(43): 715–20). The results are less clear for basal cell...

In the 1970’s, as the general consciousness was being raised on the negative effects UV rays could have on skin, a fantastic solution arose. The advent of indoor tanning beds seemed the perfect way to maintain a golden hue without all the pesky side-effects that were coming to light, so to speak.
2012-10-03 14:59:50

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1970´s, as the general consciousness was being raised on the negative effects UV rays could have on skin, a fantastic solution arose. The advent of indoor tanning beds seemed the perfect way to maintain a golden hue without all the pesky side-effects that were coming to light, so to speak. People believed that indoor tanning minimized and even negated the negative health aspects of tanning in direct sunlight. Finally, a...

Non-invasive Optical Technique Looks Under The Skin To Detect Cancer
2012-09-24 11:57:06

European researchers image blood vessels that feed skin cancer with OCT for the first time The trained eye of a dermatologist can identify many types of skin lesions, but human sight only goes so far. Now an international team of researchers has developed an advanced optics system to noninvasively map out the network of tiny blood vessels beneath the outer layer of patients' skin, potentially revealing telltale signs of disease. Such high resolution 3-D images could one day help doctors...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'