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2014-04-07 15:48:32

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Cell Reports and presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Conference 2014 shows that the cellular process of autophagy in which cells "eat" parts of themselves in times of stress may allow cancer cells to recover and divide rather than die when faced with chemotherapies. Autophagy, from the Greek "to eat oneself," is a process of cellular recycling in which cell organelles...

2014-03-10 04:21:18

Over 200 scientific studies have concluded that curcumin has the propensity to avert prostate cancer. MENTOR, Ohio, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As a leading developer in liposomal science, MaxHealthLabs is dedicated to producing quality health products. Their new Intra-Cellular Liposomal Curcumin is able to remedy many health disorders, naturally. Curcumin is an active product that is generated from the spice, turmeric. It has been consumed for centuries in other parts of...

2014-02-04 11:07:09

Opening up a can of worms is a good way to start hunting for new drugs, recommend researchers from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In a study published today in the Public Library of Science One, they used a primitive worm model to show that a drug typically used to treat agitation in schizophrenia and dementia has potential as a treatment for α-1 antitrypsin (AT) deficiency, an inherited disease that causes severe liver...

2014-01-31 10:54:35

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered what appears to be a potent stimulator of new bone growth. The finding could lead to new treatments for osteoporosis and other diseases that occur when the body doesn't make enough bone. Osteoporosis affects 55 percent of Americans age 50 and older. Of that age group, one in three women and one in 12 men are believed to have osteoporosis, a condition responsible for millions of fractures each year, mostly...

2014-01-14 10:51:16

Findings shed light on the root of healthy heart function and reveal a class of drugs that can prevent erratic heartbeats tied to heart attacks, strokes and other health conditions Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have found that six proteins – five more than previously thought – are responsible for cell-to-cell communication that regulates the heart and plays a role in limiting the size of heart attacks and strokes. The smallest of these proteins directs the largest in...

2014-01-04 23:01:12

Scientists in Japan and Austria say the kinase inhibitor temsirolimus stops mesothelioma growth in two different ways. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 A new study published in the journal Oncology Reports and detailed by Surviving Mesothelioma suggests that temsirolimus, a kinase inhibitor used to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), may offer a promising new way to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma. The group studied temsirolimus by itself and in combination with the...

2013-12-23 08:27:21

MILLBROOK, N.Y., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Schwarzer is affiliated with Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany at the Institute of Experimental Hematology and resident in the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation. Dr. Schwarzer has an MD in Immunology and Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine/Biochemistry. He is currently engaged in investigating the role of cap dependent translation in acute lymphoblastic leukemias with a special focus on T-ALL. We at...

2013-12-16 23:01:48

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists find mechanism that launches production of the specialized T cells essential for combating infectious agents and that offers new therapeutic possibilities Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified a protein complex that is essential for jumpstarting the immune response during the critical first 24 hours of an infection. The research appears in the current issue of the...

2013-12-16 18:13:17

Massive neuron death that occurs in Alzheimer's appears to be caused by raw ingredients of plaques & tangles working in concert, rather than by plaques and tangles themselves Much of the debate in Alzheimer's disease (AD) has focused on whether the protein amyloid-beta or the tau protein is the symptom or the cause of the disease. But George Bloom, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Virginia (UVA) have pursued another hypothesis: much earlier interactions between the two...

2013-11-19 12:24:03

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Viteava Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the execution of an exclusive worldwide license to an intellectual property portfolio claiming composition of matter and/or methods of use of novel analogs and derivatives of the green tea flavonoid, (-)epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). This intellectual property resulted from a long-standing collaboration between Professor Tak-Hang Chan of McGill University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University,...