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Study promises vaccine for metastatic Breast, Ovarian Cancer

Study promises vaccine for metastatic Breast, Ovarian Cancer

Researchers at the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology at the National Cancer Institute have found that treatment for metastatic breast cancer and ovarian cancers in women with a recombinant pox viral vaccine showed positive response. Breast cancer  Breast cancer (malignant breast neoplasm) is cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or...
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Hereditary cancer risk lowered by long-term aspirin intake

Hereditary cancer risk lowered by long-term aspirin intake

Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, is a salicylic drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. Salicylic acid, the main metabolite of aspirin, is an integral part of human and animal metabolism. While much of it is attributable to diet, a substantial part is synthesized endogenously....
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Slow growth of prostate cancer cells by fish oil supplemented diet

Slow growth of prostate cancer cells by fish oil supplemented diet

Fish oil is an oil derived from the tissues of oily fish. Fish oils contain the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors of eicosanoids that are known to reduce inflammation throughout the body and are thought to have many health benefits. Fish do not actually produce omega-3 fatty acids, but instead accumulate them by consuming either microalgae or prey...
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Risk of increased severe attacks in kids by asthma drugs, FDA report

Risk of increased severe attacks in kids by asthma drugs, FDA report

Asthma is the common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. A study revealed one class of asthma drug can increase risk of hospitalization in children due to asthma attack. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. It is thought to be caused by a combination...
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M13 virus used as building blocks for biomaterials

M13 virus used as building blocks for biomaterials

Biomaterial is any matter, surface, or construct that interacts with biological systems. Biomaterials can be produced either naturally or synthesized in the laboratory using a variety of chemical processes utilizing metallic, polymeric or ceramic components. They are often used and/or adapted for many medical applications, and thus comprise whole or part of a living structure or even a biomedical...
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Blood pressure medication much better at bedtime

Blood pressure medication much better at bedtime

Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs. It usually refers to the   arterial pressure of the systemic circulation. During each heartbeat, BP varies between a maximum (systolic) and a minimum (diastolic) pressure. It is measured on the inside of an elbow at the brachial artery, which is the...
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Dose of AP-5258 molecule fights dyslipidemia

Dose of AP-5258 molecule fights dyslipidemia

Dyslipidemia is an abnormal amount of lipids (e.g. cholesterol and/or fat) in the blood. Most dyslipidemias are hyperlipidemias; that is, an elevation of lipids in the blood, often due to diet and lifestyle. The prolonged elevation of insulin levels can lead to dyslipidemia. Increased levels of O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) also cause dyslipidemia. Arteria discovered a molecul, which shows promise...
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Malaria vaccine – a boon for millions of lives

Malaria vaccine – a boon for millions of lives

 Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by eukaryotic protists of the genus Plasmodium. The disease results from the multiplication of Plasmodium parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that typically include fever and headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including...
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Automation of cell cultivation by machine

Automation of cell cultivation by machine

Cell cultivation is a complex process by which cells are grown under controlled conditions i.e. culturing of cells derived from single cellular eukaryotes, especially animal cells. However, there are also cultures including viruses, bacteria and protists. Cells are grown and maintained at an appropriate temperature and gas mixture (typically, 37°C, 5% CO2 for mammalian cells) in a cell...
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Reduction in risk of colorectal cancer by ginger

Reduction in risk of colorectal cancer by ginger

Ginger is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale, consumed as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. The characteristic odor and flavor of ginger is caused by a mixture of  zingerone,   shogaols and gingerols, volatile oils that compose one to three percent of the weight of fresh ginger. The gingerrols present in ginger increase the motility of the gastrointestinal tract and have analgesic,...
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