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Mistletoe Extract Shows Promise As Colon Cancer Treatment
2012-12-23 06:22:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While it has become an iconic symbol of holiday romance, mistletoe may contain a substance that could help in the treatment of colon cancer, researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia discovered in a recent study. The research, which was featured in a Huffington Post article published Friday, discovered the plant's extract was actually more effective in eliminating colon cancer cells than chemotherapy. Furthermore,...

Mistletoe May Provide The Kiss Of Death For Cancer
2012-11-30 15:09:42

University of Adelaide Mistletoe has become an important symbol of Christmas but it also has the potential to play a vital role as an alternative therapy for sufferers of colon cancer. At the University of Adelaide in Australia, scientists are interested in how the extract of mistletoe could either assist chemotherapy or act as an alternative to chemotherapy as a treatment for colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second greatest cause of cancer death in the Western world. Mistletoe...

Key Process Discovered That Allows Colon Cancer To Metastasize
2012-11-13 10:57:33

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) The study, published in the prestigious journal Cancer Cell, reveals that tumor cells of the colon must form alliances with healthy cells in order to colonize other organs during metastasis A team of 17 researchers, led by scientists Eduard Batlle and Elena Sancho in the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), have determined that the ability of colon cancer to metastasize lies in...

2012-10-04 10:35:06

Milk consumption has been linked to improved health, with decreased risks of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and colon cancer. A group of scientists in Sweden found that lactoferricin4-14 (Lfcin4-14), a milk protein with known health effects, significantly reduces the growth rate of colon cancer cells over time by prolonging the period of the cell cycle before chromosomes are replicated. In a new study, investigators report that treatment with Lfcin4-14 reduced DNA damage in colon cancer cells...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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