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Real-world heart procedure results consistent with scientific research

Real-world heart procedure results consistent with scientific research

The first one-year outcomes data of transcatheter heart valve replacement (TAVR) in nearly all U.S. Continue reading

Adult cancer drugs show promise against an aggressive childhood brain tumor

Adult cancer drugs show promise against an aggressive childhood brain tumor

The quest to improve survival of children with a high-risk brain tumor has led St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators to two drugs already used to treat adults with breast, pancreatic, lung and other cancers Continue reading

Serendipity points to new potential target and therapy for melanoma

Serendipity points to new potential target and therapy for melanoma

Dec. 20, 2012 — A University of Colorado Cancer Center study in this month’s edition of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology describes a new target and potential treatment for melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. MicroRNA can decide which genes in a cell’s DNA are expressed and which stay silent. Continue reading

Therapy with bone marrow-derived stem cells does not improve short-term recovery after heart attack

Therapy with bone marrow-derived stem cells does not improve short-term recovery after heart attack

ScienceDaily (Nov. 5, 2012) — Administering to patients stem cells derived from their own bone marrow either three or seven days after a heart attack is safe but does not improve heart function six months later, according to a clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health. The results of the trial, called Transplantation In Myocardial Infarction Evaluation (TIME), mirror a previous, related study, LateTIME, which found that such cells (called autologous stem cells) given two to three weeks after a heart attack did not improve heart function. Continue reading

Cellular landscaping: Predicting how, and how fast, cells will change

Cellular landscaping: Predicting how, and how fast, cells will change

ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2012) — A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a model for making quantifiable predictions of how a group of cells will react and change in response to a given environment or stimulus — and how quickly Continue reading

Protein levels could predict if bowel cancer patients will benefit from Avastin

Protein levels could predict if bowel cancer patients will benefit from Avastin

ScienceDaily (Oct. 23, 2012) — Comparing levels of specific proteins that the drug Avastin targets could identify patients with advanced bowel cancer who will benefit from the treatment, according to research published in Clinical Cancer Research on October 23. Continue reading

For most patients, surgery is best treatment for spinal stenosis, study finds

For most patients, surgery is best treatment for spinal stenosis, study finds

ScienceDaily (Oct. Continue reading

Experts challenge super food claims: Healthy-giving properties of broccoli, blueberries, may not make it past the gut

Experts challenge super food claims: Healthy-giving properties of broccoli, blueberries, may not make it past the gut

ScienceDaily (Oct. 5, 2012) — They have been the mainstay of the health industry for the best part of a decade, but now researchers at London’s Kingston University are using an approach that allows them to delve deeper into the effectiveness of health-promoting ‘super foods’ and their elixir-giving ilk. While there’s no doubt foods such as broccoli, blueberries and whole grains contain polyphenols – compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties – the academic experts contend that little of these health-giving properties actually make it past the gut Continue reading