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A Cancer Therapy Nearing Breakthrough

A Cancer Therapy Nearing Breakthrough

An approach to treating cancer known as monoclonal antibody therapy, that has already effectively proven itself, is on the threshold of becoming yet more powerful, according to an overview of recent research. "We believe that antibody therapy has the capacity to immunize people against cancer,... Read More


Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

For the first time, infinitesimal particles, loaded with anti-tumor genes, have been created that can bypass healthy cells and ferry the genes exclusively into cancer cells, stimulating them to manufacture deadly proteins that cause cell suicide, a recent study showed.     Thi... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


Fruit Chemical Shrinks Tumors

Fruit Chemical Shrinks Tumors

A compound found naturally in fruits like mangoes, grapes and strawberries has been discovered to dramatically fight malignancies. Research recently done at Hong Kong University shows that the chemical lupeol sharply decreases tumor size and suppresses metastasis, the blood-borne spread of ca... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

A recent study by Kaiser Permanente Researchers has found that the effects of alcohol on breast cancer are the same, regardless of whether a woman drinks wine, beer, or liquor. The ethyl alcohol found in those drinks and the quantity consumed are the factors that weigh heavily on breast cance... Read More


Understanding Asbestosis | Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Understanding Asbestosis | Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

What is the Asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is used for many purposes. Historically it has been used for many different things. Asbestos mainly was used for insulation in housing and buildings but also were once used in products ranging from brake pads to shoes. Read More



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