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Risk Can Be Chronic For Basal Cell Carcinoma
2012-07-25 13:42:58

A new analysis of factors that predict basal cell carcinoma recurrence in high-risk people finds that for many people it´s more of a chronic disease. High sun exposure before the age of 30 was a major predictor, as was a history of eczema. In the powerful sunlight of July, newly published results from a large study of people at high risk for basal cell carcinoma support the emerging view of the nation´s most common cancer as a chronic ailment that often repeatedly afflicts older...

2012-06-20 11:13:47

Amyloid fibers in the brain are a hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease, for which there are no effective treatments. These fibers result from aggregation of a specific protein in each disease–in Parkinson's, for example, the aggregated protein is called alpha-synuclein. Although amyloid fibers are implicated in numerous pathologies, they can also play beneficial, protective roles. In yeast, for example, they are associated with increased survival...

2012-06-11 21:30:25

Radionuclide therapy study shows a novel treatment for basal cell carcinoma can cure patients without requiring hospitalization A customized patch treatment for basal cell carcinoma completely destroys facial tumors without surgery or major radiation therapy in 80 percent of patients studied, say researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting. There are two main types of skin cancer:melanoma, which forms deep in the cells that produce pigment in skin, and...

New Drug Shows Significant Results In Rare Skin Cancer Treatment
2012-06-07 13:05:19

Doctors charged with treating patients with a rare form of one of the most common types of cancer in the US may have a new weapon for their fight after a clinical study has shown a particular drug has proven very effective in both the treatment and prevention of the disease. The new drug, vismodegib (or Erivedge), has been found to dramatically shrink basal cell carcinoma (BCC) skin cancers and prevent the formation of new ones in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS), or Gorlin...

2012-06-05 23:01:16

Multiple studies have revealed that skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer within the United States, with a steady rise in cases every year. Unfortunately, we are living in a society that places a high aesthetic value on sun-kissed or tanned skin. Dr Sam Speron confirms that excessive tanning and sun exposure is a catalyst to what could be the most rapidly spreading epidemic of our time. Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 These days, tanned and sun-kissed skin is heavily...

Protection Against Skin Cancer From Commonly Used Painkillers
2012-05-29 10:43:46

Aspirin and other similar painkillers may help protect against skin cancer, a new study suggests. Published in the online journal CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that skin cancer prevention may be added to the benefits of these commonly used medications. Previous studies suggest that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin, as well as a variety of other nonprescription and...

2012-04-24 05:30:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- With so many American's suffering from Obesity, a new discovery with soy protein could help thousands. A University of Illinois study shows how soy protein could significantly reduce fat accumulation and triglycerides in the livers of obese patients by partially restoring the function of a key signaling pathway in the organ. "Almost a third of American adults have fatty liver disease, many of them without symptoms," Hong Chen Hong Chen, an assistant professor of...

2012-04-23 12:49:46

It could reduce fat accumulation and triglycerides in obese patients by partially restoring function of key signaling pathway University of Illinois researchers will report this week that new research shows how soy protein could significantly reduce fat accumulation and triglycerides in the livers of obese patients by partially restoring the function of a key signaling pathway in the organ. Hong Chen, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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