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Posted on 06/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

Cancer Cell's Weak Spot Discovered

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum) and Heidelberg University Hospital have identified the HDAC11 enzyme as a promising target for new cancer therapies. If this molecule is turned off, cancer cells stop growing and die. Normal cell... [»]

Posted on 05/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

New Hip Replacement Procedure

The morning after undergoing a total hip replacement, Sean Toohey walked up half a flight of stairs at the hospital. That afternoon, he progressed from a walker to crutches to a cane. And 15 days after his surgery, he returned to work, no longer hobbled by a severely arthritic h... [»]

Posted on 04/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

New Treatment For Kidney Disease

A drug therapy shows promise for treating an inherited form of kidney disease called autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), Mayo Clinic researchers say. The medication, tolvaptan, slowed the pace of kidney cyst growth over the three years of the study. The phase th... [»]

Posted on 03/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

There’s new hope in the fight against Huntington’s disease. A group of researchers that includes scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have designed a compound that suppresses symptoms of the devastating disease... [»]

Posted on 02/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

Comparison Of Drug Costs In U.K. And U.S.

In the United States, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who have private insurance continues to exceed comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom (U.K.) by more than three fold. These results from Boston Univer... [»]

Posted on 02/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

How Proteins Repair DNA

In a new study, University at Buffalo scientists describe the role that a protein called TFIIB plays in helping cells repair DNA damage, a critical function for preventing the growth of tumors. The research appeared online on Oct. 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of... [»]

Posted on 01/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

Sleeping Disorders Cost Billions

If you can’t sleep at night, you’re not alone. Around ten per cent of the population suffer from insomnia, where you have trouble falling asleep, wake up frequently at night, and still feel tired when the morning comes. – When you feel tired and indisposed, your performanc... [»]

Posted on 31/10/2012 by B.G.H.B

Green Tea Reduces Digestive System Cancers

Women who drink green tea may lower their risk of developing some digestive system cancers, especially cancers of the stomach/esophagus and colorectum, according to a study led by researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The study by lead author Sarah Nechuta, Ph.D., MP... [»]

Posted on 30/10/2012 by B.G.H.B

Notable Effects Of Smoking Bans

Smoke-free legislation was associated with substantially fewer hospitalizations and deaths from heart and respiratory diseases, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Researchers reviewed 45 studies covering 33 smoke-free laws at the local ... [»]

Posted on 30/10/2012 by B.G.H.B

Preventing Recurring Ear Infections

Eliminating bacteria’s DNA and boosting antimicrobial proteins that already exist may help prevent middle ear infections from reoccurring. These are the findings from a Nationwide Children’s Hospital study that examined how an immune defense protein common in the middle ear ... [»]

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