Mouse study helps explain the paradoxical pro-cancer effects of paclitaxel COLUMBUS, Ohio – The very same treatment that thwarts breast cancer has a dark side – it can fuel the spread of the disease to the lungs.
Local chemical signals released by fat cells in the mammary gland appear to provide a crucial link between exposure to unrelenting social stressors early in life, and the subsequent development of breast cancer, researchers from the University of Chicago report … Continue reading →
Work-related stress is not directly linked to the development of colorectal, lung, breast or prostate cancers, but can cause other contributing factors, according to a new study published on bmj.com Around 90 per cent of cancers are linked to environmental … Continue reading →
Drug efficiently targets breast, lung and colon cancer; clinical trials could start within two years. COLUMBIA, Mo. — Legend has it that Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your … Continue reading →
Discovery could help lead to prevention of radical surgery for rare childhood disease Hemimegalencephaly is a rare but dramatic condition of infancy in which half the brain is malformed and much larger than the other half. Its cause is unknown, … Continue reading →
Understanding the damage that pollution causes to both wildlife and human health is set to become much easier thanks to a new green-glowing zebrafish. Created by a team from the University of Exeter, the fish makes it easier than ever … Continue reading →
*The search for biomarkers of disease in spit* It’s a researcher’s dream: a simple, noninvasive test to detect life-threatening cancer, heart disease, or other maladies while they’re still treatable. A team of University of Minnesota researchers is in hot pursuit … Continue reading →
In 2005, news first broke that researchers in Scotland found unexpectedly low rates of cancer among diabetics taking metformin, a drug commonly prescribed to patients with Type II diabetes. Many follow-up studies reported similar findings, some suggesting as much as … Continue reading →