Health

Study Shows Diet and Exercise Improve Treatment Outcomes for Obese Pediatric Cancer Patients
September 21, 2017 01:46 PM - University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Diet and exercise may improve treatment outcomes in pediatric cancer patients, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.

Drug Combination May Improve Impact of Immunotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer
September 21, 2017 01:43 PM - University of California - San Diego

Checkpoint inhibitor-based immunotherapy has been shown to be very effective in recurrent and metastatic head and neck cancer but only in a minority of patients. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers may have found a way to double down on immunotherapy’s effectiveness.

Drug Combination May Improve Impact of Immunotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer
September 21, 2017 01:43 PM - University of California - San Diego

Checkpoint inhibitor-based immunotherapy has been shown to be very effective in recurrent and metastatic head and neck cancer but only in a minority of patients. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers may have found a way to double down on immunotherapy’s effectiveness.

Bio-inspired approach to RNA delivery
September 20, 2017 03:56 PM - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

By delivering strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells, researchers can induce the cells to produce any protein encoded by the mRNA. This technique holds great potential for administering vaccines or treating diseases such as cancer, but achieving efficient delivery of mRNA has proven challenging.

WSU researchers see popular herbicide affecting health across generations
September 20, 2017 03:01 PM - Washington State University

First, the good news. Washington State University researchers have found that a rat exposed to a popular herbicide while in the womb developed no diseases and showed no apparent health effects aside from lower weight.

Hold the Phone: An Ambulance Might Lower Your Chances of Surviving Some Injuries
September 20, 2017 12:01 PM - Johns Hopkins Medicine

Victims of gunshots and stabbings are significantly less likely to die if they’re taken to the trauma center by a private vehicle than ground emergency medical services (EMS), according to results of a new analysis.

Hold the Phone: An Ambulance Might Lower Your Chances of Surviving Some Injuries
September 20, 2017 12:01 PM - Johns Hopkins Medicine

Victims of gunshots and stabbings are significantly less likely to die if they’re taken to the trauma center by a private vehicle than ground emergency medical services (EMS), according to results of a new analysis.

Penn Researchers Identify New Target, Develop New Drug for Cancer Therapies
September 20, 2017 11:59 AM - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Opening up a new pathway to fight cancer, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumor growth while also blocking the mechanism that has made past attempts to target that enzyme resistant to treatment. Researchers were able to use this finding to develop a drug that successfully inhibits tumor growth of melanoma as well as pancreatic and colorectal cancer in mice. The journal Cancer Discovery published the findings online this month.

Penn Researchers Identify New Target, Develop New Drug for Cancer Therapies
September 20, 2017 11:59 AM - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Opening up a new pathway to fight cancer, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumor growth while also blocking the mechanism that has made past attempts to target that enzyme resistant to treatment. Researchers were able to use this finding to develop a drug that successfully inhibits tumor growth of melanoma as well as pancreatic and colorectal cancer in mice. The journal Cancer Discovery published the findings online this month.

Are cashiers at risk of dangerous chemical exposure through paper?
September 20, 2017 08:06 AM - University of Alberta

People who handle paper receipts regularly may be at increased risk for exposure to a chemical linked to breast and prostate cancers, according to new UAlberta research.

“We found that people who handled receipts printed on thermal paper containing the chemical had it lingering in their body for a week or more,” said Jiaying Liu, a PhD candidate in UAlberta’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

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