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Sleep And Alzheimer’s Disease
2012-09-06 09:24:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Getting the right amount of sleep is more important than ever, as sleep is thought to have important health effects for individuals. In particular, a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis involving laboratory mice found that sleep disruption could be an early sign of Alzheimer´s disease. In the project, the scientists worked with a mouse model and discovered that the first indicators...

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...


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.'