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Key mechanism for controlling the body’s inflammatory response discovered

Key mechanism for controlling the body’s inflammatory response discovered

ScienceDaily (Sep. 30, 2012) — Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered how a key molecule controls the body’s inflammatory responses. The molecule, known as p110delta, fine-tunes inflammation to avoid excessive reactions that can damage the organism. Continue reading

Melatonin and exercise work against Alzheimer’s in mice

Melatonin and exercise work against Alzheimer’s in mice

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Exposing cancer’s lethal couriers

Exposing cancer’s lethal couriers

ScienceDaily (Sep. 24, 2012) — Malignant cells that leave a primary tumor, travel the bloodstream and grow out of control in new locations cause the vast majority of cancer deaths. New nanotechnology developed at Case Western Reserve University detects these metastases in mouse models of breast cancer far earlier than current methods, a step toward earlier, life-saving diagnosis and treatment. Continue reading

Taking gingko biloba does not improve memory, study finds

Taking gingko biloba does not improve memory, study finds

ScienceDaily (Sep. 21, 2012) — Taking Gingko biloba supplements does not improve memory, attention or problem solving in healthy individuals, according to researchers from the University of Hertfordshire. The paper, published in Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental , is the first meta-analytic review examining the effects of Gingko biloba on healthy people across all age groups. Continue reading

Role of taxane-based chemotherapy drugs may be underestimated, especially against prostate cancer, study suggests

Role of taxane-based chemotherapy drugs may be underestimated, especially against prostate cancer, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Sep. 17, 2012) — The power of taxane-based chemotherapy drugs are misunderstood and potentially underestimated, according to researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Sept. Continue reading

Role of taxane-based chemotherapy drugs may be underestimated, especially against prostate cancer, study suggests

Role of taxane-based chemotherapy drugs may be underestimated, especially against prostate cancer, study suggests

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Protein linked to hunger also implicated in alcoholism

Protein linked to hunger also implicated in alcoholism

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2012) — Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have found new links between a protein that controls our urge to eat and brain cells involved in the development of alcoholism. The discovery points to new possibilities for designing drugs to treat alcoholism and other addictions. Continue reading

Scientists use prosthetic device to restore and improve impaired decision-making ability in animals

Scientists use prosthetic device to restore and improve impaired decision-making ability in animals

ScienceDaily (Sep. 13, 2012) — Imagine a prosthetic device capable of restoring decision-making in people who have reduced capacity due to brain disease or injury Continue reading