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Could Lung Cancer in Smokers vs. “Never-smokers” be Different Diseases?

November 8, 2010 11:34 am | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Lung tumors in those who smoke and those who never smoked have different DNA alterations in the tumor genomes, according to results of a pilot study presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Nov. 7-10, 2010, in Philadelphia.

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Prevention 2010: Interview with Mary E. Reid, Ph.D.

November 8, 2010 10:33 am | by AACR | Comments

In this podcast, Dr. Reid discusses fluorescent screening for lung and head and neck cancers, ongoing cancer clinical trials in lung cancer prevention, and her involvement in an international registry of premalignant lesions of the lung.

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Community Health Systems signs credit extension

November 8, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. said Monday that its CHS/Community Health Systems Inc. subsidiary signed a deal to extend by two and a half years the maturity of $1.5 billion in credit.The new maturity date is now Jan. 25, 2017.The company said the maturity date of the rest of...

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Hebrew University-developed method for control of malaria applied in Africa

November 8, 2010 8:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Research carried out in Mali, West Africa, has demonstrated that a new, safe and uncomplicated insect control method, developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, can bring about a serious decline in malaria-bearing mosquitoes in afflicted...

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Fat cells reach their limit and trigger changes linked to type 2 diabetes

November 8, 2010 8:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Scientists have found that the fat cells and tissues of morbidly obese people and animals can reach a limit in their ability to store fat appropriately. Beyond this limit several biological processes conspire to prevent...

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Were our tetrapod ancestors deaf?

November 8, 2010 8:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Southern Denmark) A research group led by Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard, University of Southern Denmark, have shown that the closest living relatives of the tetrapods, the lungfish, are insensitive to sound pressure, but sensitive to vibrations. The discovery was...

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Harvard's Wyss Institute teams with Agilent on bioengineering effort

November 8, 2010 8:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Santa Clara, Calif.-based Agilent Technologies Inc. have announced a partnership focused on developing tools to support the institute’s research.

Prolonged Maternal Separation Increased Breast Cancer Risk in Neonatal Mice

November 8, 2010 8:35 am | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Young mice that experienced the psychosocial stress of prolonged separation from their mothers had a higher incidence and faster onset of breast tumors compared with young mice who did not experience this stressful life event. Specifically, neonatal mice separated from...

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Roche Introduces CoaguChek Link Web Resource to Streamline Anticoagulation Management for Doctors and Patients

November 8, 2010 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 8, 2010 /- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Voluntis S.A. announced today the introduction of CoaguChek(R) Link, a versatile online resource that helps simplify and streamline the process of managing patients on anticoagulation therapy. The web-based application...

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Chemoprevention Biomarker for Breast Cancer Identified

November 8, 2010 8:35 am | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have identified a possible biomarker for measuring progress in breast cancer chemoprevention trials, according to data presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held here Nov. 7-10, 2010.

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Anti-gout Drug May Decrease Risk for Colorectal Adenoma Progression

November 8, 2010 8:35 am | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Allopurinol, a relatively inexpensive anti-gout medication that has been on the market for more than 20 years, may have some activity against colorectal adenomas, according to data presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held...

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Statins Did Not Reduce Colorectal Cancer in WHI Analysis

November 8, 2010 8:35 am | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The use of statins among a group of postmenopausal women did not reduce the risk for colorectal cancer, according to the results of a prospective analysis of data from the large population-based Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).

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Gefitinib May Have Chemopreventive Benefits in Pancreatic Cancer

November 8, 2010 8:34 am | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Gefitinib may be a promising chemoprevention agent for pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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APHA 2010: Study finds funding for substance abuse in Indiana lacking

November 8, 2010 7:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Indiana University) A study by an Indiana University health policy expert found that the state of Indiana spends less on substance abuse prevention initiatives than do surrounding states. It also spends much more on addressing the consequences of substance abuse than on prevention...

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Jefferson researchers receive W.W. Smith Charitable Trust

November 8, 2010 7:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Thomas Jefferson University) Thomas Jefferson University researchers have been awarded a W.W. Smith Charitable Trust medical research grant. This one-year grant awards $100,000 to help support their innovative cancer research, and one of the questions they will address is why...

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