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2014-03-18 23:26:16

An international team of researchers say CARP-1 Functional Mimetics (CFMs) triggered the death of mesothelioma cells and blocked their ability to spread in laboratory tests. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Cancer Monthly is reporting on a newly-published study suggesting that compounds called CFMs might offer a better way to fight the treatment-resistant cancer, malignant pleural mesothelioma. The study entitled “CARP-1 Functional Mimetics Are a Novel Class of Small Molecule...

2014-03-16 23:01:40

Researchers say resveratrol slows cancer growth without the toxicity and irritation of chemotherapy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 A new report published on PLoS One and detailed by Cancer Monthly suggests that a natural phenol credited with giving red wine its anti-aging properties may also help fight bladder cancer. Bladder cancer accounts for about 2.6% of cancer deaths in the US and is more prevalent in diabetics than in the general public. Certain drugs, including the drug...

2014-03-13 17:09:31

'No robust, consistent evidence to show home care visits provide benefit to the elderly' In what's thought to be the biggest review of academic literature into whether home care visits provide benefits for the elderly, researchers conclude there is 'no consistent evidence' to show they lead to the elderly living longer or having more independent lives than those without any visits. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford analyzed 64 randomized...

2014-03-13 17:07:09

When initiated soon after menopause, hormone therapy with estradiol prevented degeneration in key brain regions of women who were at heightened dementia risk, according to a new study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. The investigators also found that another type of hormone therapy, marketed under the brand name Premarin, was far less protective. Premarin is a mixture of 30-plus substances derived from the urine of pregnant mares. Estradiol — the dominant...

2014-02-21 11:43:29

Analysis carried out by an academic at Royal Holloway, University of London has revealed that younger people, men and those without children are more likely to stop attending clinics for HIV treatment in South Africa. Dr Michael Evangeli, from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, worked alongside colleagues at the University of Southampton and the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The academics used data collected in a study, which is published in the journal PLOS ONE,...

2014-02-19 11:05:43

A Dartmouth-University of Connecticut study of the northeast United States shows that methylmercury concentrations in estuary waters -- not in sediment as commonly thought -- are the best way to predict mercury contamination in the marine food chain. The findings raise questions about current mercury cleanup practices, and shed new light on the different ways in which the toxic metal bioaccumulates in aquatic species, from bottom-dwelling worms to forage fish to larger fish consumed by...

2014-02-06 09:48:38

Females discern male mouse songs to avoid inbreeding Female mice prefer songs of mice that are different from their parents when selecting a mate, according to a study published February 5, 2014 in PLOS ONE by Akari Asaba from the Azabu University, Japan, and colleagues. Furthermore, these preferences may be shaped by early social experiences with their fathers. Many animals can learn the characteristics of a desirable mate when they are young, and this includes the ability to recognize...

2014-02-04 23:24:31

A team of international researchers say “turning off” the gene for mesothelin slows the spread of mesothelioma and sensitizes cells to cisplatin therapy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 New research published in the online open-access medical journal PLoS One and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma suggests that “knocking down” mesothelin production with synthetic RNA may offer a novel approach to treating malignant pleural mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is one of several cancers...

2014-02-04 11:26:55

Study shows fetal sex can influence milk production A new study, co-authored by a Harvard scientist, offers the first-ever evidence that fetal sex can affect the amount of milk cows produce, a finding that could have major economic implications for U.S. dairy farmers. The study, which examined 2.4 million lactations by nearly 1.5 million dairy cows in the U.S., found that cows which gestated back-to-back daughters produce as much as 1,000 pounds more milk than those that give birth to...

2014-02-04 08:28:44

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) ("Ampio" or the "Company") today announced that the article reporting the results of its initial pivotal clinical trial of Ampion(TM) for the treatment of pain due to Osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK), was published in PLOS ONE, an international, rigorously peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication which covers primary research from any discipline within science and medicine, and is...


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PLoS Medicine
2012-05-17 15:12:48

PLoS Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in October 2004. It is the second journal of the Public Library of Sciences, which publishes open-access material. All material in PLoS Medicine is published under the Creative Commons license. To fund the journal, the publication’s business model requires that authors pay publication costs. PLoS Medicine provides an innovative and influential venue for research and comment on the major challenges to human health worldwide. It...

PLoS Biology
2012-05-02 19:40:12

PLoS Biology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of biology. It was established in 2003, with the first issue published in October of that year. It was the first journal of the Public Library of Science. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Jonathan Eisen (University of California, Davis). All content in PLoS Biology is published under the Creative Commons “by-attribution” license. The journal is funded by authors who are charged set fees to publish...

PLoS ONE
2012-04-30 14:56:25

PLoS ONE is an open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). It was established in 2006 as a beta version. In August 2008 it moved from a weekly publication schedule to a daily one, publishing articles as soon as they became ready. In October 2008, it came out of “beta.” In September 2009, PLoS ONE made full online usage of every published article publicly available. The founding managing editor was Chris Surridge. He was succeeded by...

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