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2011-06-08 21:52:41

A new treatment for colon cancer that combines a chemotherapy agent approved to treat breast cancer and a cancer-fighting antibody is ready for clinical trials.

2011-04-26 15:05:51

While incidents of melanoma continue to increase despite the use of sunscreen and skin screenings, a topical compound called ISC-4 may prevent melanoma lesion formation.

2011-04-26 14:57:43

A motor regulatory protein can block human ovarian tumor growth, leading to eventual cancer cell death and possible new therapies to treat the disease.

2011-02-22 16:56:38

Nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer.

2010-12-09 17:42:26

Halting the growth of melanoma tumors by targeting the MIC-1 protein that promotes blood vessel development in tumors may lead to better treatment of this invasive and deadly cancer.

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2010-11-08 08:25:00

Applying a vapor rub is effective for treating children with night-time cough and congestion and improves sleep for children with cold symptoms.

2010-11-03 01:03:32

Gastric bypass surgery decreases the preference for sweet-tasting substances in obese rats, a study finding that could help in developing safer treatments for the morbidly obese.

2010-10-22 19:07:18

A more personalized treatment for people with a type of metastatic liver cancer --hepatocellular carcinoma -- may be possible by targeting the protein c-Met.

2010-09-06 09:04:34

Only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

2010-07-15 15:11:21

How a retrovirus, like HIV, reproduces and assembles new viruses is different than previously thought.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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