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Well-known cancer gene NRAS produces 5 variants, study finds

Well-known cancer gene NRAS produces 5 variants, study finds

A new study shows that a gene discovered 30 years ago and now known to play a fundamental role in cancer development produces five different gene variants (called isoforms), rather than just the one original form, as thought. Continue reading

Well-known cancer gene NRAS produces 5 variants, study finds

Well-known cancer gene NRAS produces 5 variants, study finds

A new study shows that a gene discovered 30 years ago and now known to play a fundamental role in cancer development produces five different gene variants (called isoforms), rather than just the one original form, as thought. The study of the NRAS gene by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. Continue reading

Helium ions may provide superior, better-targeted treatment in pediatric radiotherapy, study suggests

Helium ions may provide superior, better-targeted treatment in pediatric radiotherapy, study suggests

For the first time, researchers have been able to demonstrate that the use of helium ions in radiation therapy could provide accurate treatment to tumours while helping to spare healthy organs. A treatment planning study to be presented at the ESTRO 33 congress today Sunday has been able to show that helium may have effects that are superior to radiotherapy using protons, themselves a considerable advance on conventional photon beam radiotherapy Continue reading

Body odor changes following vaccination

Body odor changes following vaccination

Our understanding of the role of body odor in conveying personal information continues to grow. Continue reading

Coffee Consumption Reduces Mortality Risk from Liver Cirrhosis

Coffee Consumption Reduces Mortality Risk from Liver Cirrhosis

New research reveals that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day reduces the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66%, specifically cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis. Continue reading

Self-healing engineered muscle grown in the laboratory

Self-healing engineered muscle grown in the laboratory

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself both inside the laboratory and inside an animal Continue reading

US, European cholesterol guidelines differ in statin use recommendations

US, European cholesterol guidelines differ in statin use recommendations

Application of U.S. and European cholesterol guidelines to a European population found that proportions of individuals eligible for statins differed substantially, with one U.S. Continue reading

US, European cholesterol guidelines differ in statin use recommendations

US, European cholesterol guidelines differ in statin use recommendations

Application of U.S. Continue reading

Relaxed blood pressure guidelines cut millions from needing medication

Relaxed blood pressure guidelines cut millions from needing medication

New guidelines that ease the recommended blood pressure could result in 5.8 million U.S. Continue reading

Adjuvant chemotherapy increases markers of molecular aging in blood of breast cancer survivors

Adjuvant chemotherapy increases markers of molecular aging in blood of breast cancer survivors

Adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer is “gerontogenic,” accelerating the pace of physiologic aging, according to a new study published March 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Loss of organ function, characterized by an increase in cellular senescence, is one physiological part of aging. Studies have identified leukocyte telomere length, expression of senescence-associated cytokines including interleukin-6, and expression of p16INK4aand ARF in peripheral blood T lymphocytes (PBTLs) as markers of cellular senescence. Continue reading