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2013-02-04 10:21:23

Finding emerged from 100 billion RNA nucleotides in 10 children with cancer After an intensive three-year hunt through the genome, medical researchers have pinpointed mutations that leads to drug resistance and relapse in the most common type of childhood cancer–the first time anyone has linked the disease's reemergence to specific genetic anomalies. The discovery, co-lead by William L. Carroll, MD, director of NYU Langone Medical Center's Cancer Institute, is reported in a study...

2011-07-18 16:00:06

Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have identified genes that may be important for preventing childhood leukemia. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the blood that occurs primarily in young children. It's frequently associated with mutations or chromosomal abnormalities that arise during embryonic or fetal development. Working with mice, researchers led by Rodney DeKoter identified two key genes that appear essential in the prevention of B cell ALL, the most...

2011-04-05 08:26:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An experimental drug lessens symptoms of a rare form of childhood leukemia and offers significant insight into the cellular development of the disease, according to findings from a new UCSF study. The mouse model research could spearhead the development of new leukemia therapies and paves the way for future clinical trials in humans. "Although this drug did not produce a cure, it alleviated the symptoms of leukemia as long as the treatment was continued and delayed the...

2011-03-31 00:46:49

An experimental drug lessens symptoms of a rare form of childhood leukemia and offers significant insight into the cellular development of the disease, according to findings from a new UCSF study. The mouse model research could spearhead the development of new leukemia therapies and paves the way for future clinical trials in humans. "Although this drug did not produce a cure, it alleviated the symptoms of leukemia as long as the treatment was continued and delayed the development of a more...

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2009-01-26 09:35:32

A study led by Dr Marcus Cooke at the University of Leicester and funded by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) UK is looking at whether consuming caffeine during pregnancy might affect the unborn baby's risk of developing leukemia in childhood. Dr Cooke sees the study as a unique opportunity to determine the sources of chromosomal alterations during pregnancy, with the ultimate aim of reducing the risk of childhood leukemia. Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow and white blood cells. It can...

2009-01-26 00:01:10

University of Leicester researchers are trying to determine whether consuming caffeine during pregnancy affects the risk of childhood leukemia. Dr. Marcus Cooke said that while childhood leukemia could be initiated by DNA alterations in the unborn child, it is thought that leukemia would only develop if there was another secondary trigger. There is currently no single proven cause of childhood leukemia, though exposure to radiation, or a rare response to a common infection, are thought likely...

2005-10-14 12:50:50

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study for the first time hints that maternal infection with Helicobacter pylori -- the bacterium that causes most cases of stomach ulcers -- is associated with an increased risk of childhood leukemia in the offspring. Leukemia makes up 25 percent of all childhood cancers worldwide and so-called acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of the blood cancer, comprises about 80 percent of all childhood leukemias. The fact...

2005-06-16 19:51:26

While more than 70% of patients survive childhood leukemia, curative chemotherapy can often irreversibly impair the formation of spermatozoa, causing infertility in males. Currently, the only established clinical option for the preservation of fertility in leukemia patients is to bank sperm before treatment commences. However, as mature germ cells do not develop until the onset of puberty, children are unable to later benefit from such assisted reproductive techniques. Although the...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.