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Study devises efficient and economical strategy to screen breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:56:28 -0500

A new study published yesterday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that, in comparison with just screening women who are at high risk of carrying breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, screening the entire population for these mutations will be more cost-effective.



New precision medicine approach for metastatic pancreatic cancer

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:39:00 -0500

A three-year grant has been awarded to fund a phase 1b clinical trial of a precision medicine approach to treating metastatic pancreatic cancer.



Study reveals the link between low fitness and increased waist circumference

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:17:19 -0500

A new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, identified an inverse correlation between low fitness and large waist size as well as a higher degree of inflammation.



Modular gene enhancers may be suitable target in treatment of blood cancer

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:12:55 -0500

Every day, billions of new blood cells are generated in the bone marrow. The gene Myc is known to play an important role in this process, and is also known to play a role in cancer.



Sex steroid hormone fluctuations may have direct effects on eye physiology and AMD

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:06:39 -0500

Gender-based differences may influence several ocular conditions, suggesting that fluctuations in sex steroid homeostasis may have direct effects on eye physiology and the pathogenesis of conditions like Age-Related Macular Degeneration.



Expert discusses how to stay healthy during flu season

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:02:59 -0500

This year's influenza outbreak is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track about a dozen years ago, with millions of Americans being infected by emerging and current strains such as the dominant H3N2.



Patients with monoclonal gammopathy at risk of developing cancer even after 30 years

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:56:12 -0500

Patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance are at risk of progressing to multiple myeloma or a related cancer ─ even after 30 years of stability.



Researchers reveal potential of multivalent antibodies for HIV prevention, treatment and cure

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:53:11 -0500

The ability of HIV to mutate has been a major challenge to vaccine development. As the body produces antibodies to target the outer HIV envelope protein, this protein changes, thwarting the circulating antibodies' ability to neutralize it.



New biomaterials-based system improves T-cell production

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:47:33 -0500

T cells play a key role in the body's immune response against pathogens. As a new class of therapeutic approaches, T cells are being harnessed to fight cancer, promising more precise, longer-lasting mitigation than traditional, chemical-based approaches.



Potential male birth control pill could be developed from arrow poison

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:42:24 -0500

Women have many options for oral contraceptives that are safe, effective and reversible, but despite decades of research, men have none.