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2011-04-29 06:12:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Research shows chronic, prolonged stress suppresses our immunity and makes us vulnerable to illness and disease. What's more, in cancer patients this stress can have an effect on a tumor's ability to grow and spread. Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have discovered that poor psychosocial functioning is connected with greater vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression. "There is research showing that high VEGF expression in other cancers, such as...

2011-04-28 21:26:30

Studies have shown that stress can affect the immune system and weaken the body's defense against infection and disease. In cancer patients this stress can also affect a tumor's ability to grow and spread. However, the biological mechanisms that underlie such associations are not well understood. Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center find that poor psychosocial functioning is associated with greater vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression"“"“a signaling protein...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.