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Diabetes Drug Holds Promise As Lung Cancer Cure
2013-01-30 11:03:59

Watch the video "Diabetes Drug Could Hold Promise For Lung Cancer Patients" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have been enthusiastic about the potential use of widely available diabetes drugs to treat various types of cancer. A new study from The Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine suggests that these metabolism-affecting drugs can decrease the size of lung tumors in mice and increase their chances for...

Diabetes Drug Metformin Works Differently Than Previously Believed
2013-01-07 04:40:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Metformin, the drug most frequently prescribed by doctors to treat Type 2 Diabetes, works differently than previously believed -- a discovery which could lead to new treatments that have fewer side effects. Lead researcher Dr. Morris J. Birnbaum, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism (IDOM), and an international team of scientists have discovered that, in mice, metformin...

Diabetes Drug Helps Treat Cancer
2012-12-03 20:08:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A common diabetes medication could help in preventing or treating ovarian cancer, according to research published in the journal CANCER. The study found that ovarian cancer patients who took the drug tended to live longer than those patients who did not take it. Previous research showed that metformin, which originated from the French Lilac plant, might have anticancer properties. In the new study, the researchers analyzed...


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 'karpos', fruit.
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