Posts Tagged 'Cancer'

BubR1 Protein Could Fight Cancer & Aging

BubR1 Protein Could Fight Cancer & Aging

Scientists have discovered a protein that seems to protect animals from cancer and other deficiencies of old age, with no downsides. The research on protein BubR1 could offer clues on how protecting chromosomes can enhance health.

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Smoking Causes Chemical Alterations in Genes

Smoking may cause chemical modifications of DNA

Smoking isn’t healthy, but a new study has shown strong evidence that tobacco use can chemically modify and affect the activity of genes known to increase the risk of developing cancer.

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Pressure Can Revert and Stop the Growth of Cancer Cells

Pressure Can Revert and Stop the Growth of Cancer Cells

New research showed that applying physical pressure to malignant breast cancer cells guided them back to a normal growth pattern. This research could lead to new treatments.

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Scorpion Protein Helps Illuminate Brain Tumors

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In order to help surgeons come up with a way to distinguish brain tumors from healthy tissue, scientists are trying to use a scorpion protein.

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Cancer-Causing Flame Retardants Remain in Homes Years After Being Banned

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Flame retardant chemicals, which are designed to slow household fires from burning through homes, have been found in worrisome quantities in US homes, long after some of these were banned because of suspected links to cancer and other conditions.

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New Study Questions the Benefits of Mammograms

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Mammography is routinely used to screen healthy women for breast cancer, and its use has led to the widespread detection and treatment of tumors that would have never caused any symptoms, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Jellyfish-Inspired Microchip Can Be Used to Capture Cancer Cells

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Scientists have built a jellyfish-inspired microchip that can capture cancer and other rare cells in human blood.

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Blind Mole Rats May Hold Cellular Clues to Effective Treatments for Cancer

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New cell cultures from two species of blind mole rats, Spalax judaei and Spalax golani, behave in ways that render them impervious to the growth of tumors.

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Daily Multivitamin Usage Cut Cancer Risk By 8% in Men

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A new study following men has shown that taking multivitamins daily reduced the total risk of cancer by 8%. The study used Centrum Silver multivitamin, and included nearly 15,000 male doctors older than 50 and followed them for up to 13 years.

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People in Less Affluent Neighborhoods Breathe More Hazardous Particles

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People living in non-white and low-income communities breathe in more hazardous particles than in affluent white ones. This new study isn’t intended to speak on the racial disparity, but on the widening economic gap when it comes to air pollution.

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