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July 28, 2014

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1:45 AM | Bladder Cancer Awareness: July 2014 Virtual Issue
July is Bladder Cancer Awareness month. So, we have compiled some great research about bladder cancer. From expression of HMGA2 in bladder cancer to adaptive radiotherapy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer, we have it all in this Virtual issue. The best part is all articles in this virtual issue of bladder cancer awareness month are free […] The post Bladder Cancer Awareness: July 2014 Virtual Issue appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

July 27, 2014

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8:16 PM | Gardasil (HPV vaccine) coverage and safety in the United States
Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the USA. There are more than 40 HPV sub-types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. These same HPV types can also infect the mouth and throat. They are transmitted from personal contact during vaginal, anal or oral sex. Some HPV subtypes, […]Continue reading «Gardasil (HPV vaccine) coverage and safety in the United States»

July 26, 2014

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8:02 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 25/07/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Star Wars […]
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8:02 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 25/07/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Star Wars […]
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10:40 AM | Viral relics show cancer’s ‘footprint’ on our evolution
Cancer has left its ‘footprint’ on our evolution, according to a study which examined how the relics of ancient viruses are preserved in the genomes of 38 mammal species. The team found that as animals increased in size they ‘edited out’ potentially cancer-causing relics from their genomes so that mice have almost ten times as …

July 24, 2014

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10:59 PM | USA Today tackles Burzynski again – His lawyer makes ludicrous assertion
Earlier this month, we posted the story of how controversial cancer doctor Stanislaw Burzynski was under fire once again from the Texas state medical board citing a long list of complaints regarding his practice in Houston using a dubious, unproven cancer treatment. Now, USA Today, who did a huge expose on Dr. B, is back… Source: Doubtful News
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3:45 PM | Living With Cancer: A Tour of Hospice
I welcomed the idea of touring a new hospice facility to confront my fears of pain while dying, writes Susan Gubar in her continuing "Living With Cancer" series.
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3:02 PM | Gaining Knowledge to Fight Lung Cancer
For Einstein scientist Yiyu Zou, Ph.D., the struggle against lung cancer and the crusade to find better treatments are deeply personal. In a recent Einstein magazine article, Dr. Zou explained what it was like in China watching his father, a heavy smoker, lose 80 percent of his lung capacity. He eventually died from lymphoma. “I [...]
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2:04 PM | Potential anticancer drugs from humble sources
Orange lichens contain a pigment with anticancer activity, Jing Chen's lab has discovered The post Potential anticancer drugs from humble sources appeared first on Lab Land.

July 22, 2014

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6:48 PM | Fasting Improves Recovery of Bone Marrow Stem Cells after Chemotherapy
[Note: This is a guest post by Tauseef (@CellSpell)] Fasting is defined as either completely abstaining from or minimizing food intake for a defined period time - ranging from about 12 hours to even a few weeks. Calorie restriction, on the other hand, refers to an overall reduction in the daily calorie intake by about 20%-40% without necessarily reducing the meal intake frequency. Although calorie restriction is well-suited for weight loss and thus also reduces the risk of chronic diseases... […]

Cheng, C., Adams, G., Perin, L., Wei, M., Zhou, X., Lam, B., Da Sacco, S., Mirisola, M., Quinn, D., Dorff, T. & Kopchick, J. (2014). Prolonged Fasting Reduces IGF-1/PKA to Promote Hematopoietic-Stem-Cell-Based Regeneration and Reverse Immunosuppression, Cell Stem Cell, 14 (6) 810-823. DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.04.014

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6:48 PM | Fasting Improves Recovery of Bone Marrow Stem Cells after Chemotherapy
[Note: This is a guest post by Tauseef (@CellSpell)] Fasting is defined as either completely abstaining from or minimizing food intake for a defined period time - ranging from about 12 hours to even a few weeks. Calorie restriction, on the other hand, refers to an overall reduction in the daily calorie intake by about 20%-40% without necessarily reducing the meal intake frequency. Although calorie restriction is well-suited for weight loss and thus also reduces the risk of chronic diseases... […]

Cheng, C., Adams, G., Perin, L., Wei, M., Zhou, X., Lam, B., Da Sacco, S., Mirisola, M., Quinn, D., Dorff, T. & Kopchick, J. (2014). Prolonged Fasting Reduces IGF-1/PKA to Promote Hematopoietic-Stem-Cell-Based Regeneration and Reverse Immunosuppression, Cell Stem Cell, 14 (6) 810-823. DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.04.014

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12:00 PM | Our Microbiomes: In Sickness and in Health
Last week, we took a look at the amazing diversity of microbes (bacteria, fungi, and others) that live on, and inside of, our bodies. This week we’ll dig deeper into our microbiomes and explore what’s known about how they help keep us healthy, and why they sometimes make us sick. Shown here are Lactobacillus bacteria … Continue reading »

July 21, 2014

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11:03 PM | Guest posting: Optical Mapping allows comprehensiveness and scalability that modern sequencing cannot provide
Shedding light on what the Optical Mapping System can provide for genome analysis, here we present a guest posting from optical mapping pioneer and developer (and GigaScience Editorial Board Member), David C. Schwartz, who is a Professor of Chemistry and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Taking the Google Maps approach: providing comprehensive, scalable worldviews We use maps in our daily lives to get around town and to explore new places, and Google mapping software has almost […]
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10:10 PM | Medical uses of marijuana–hitting the bong of science (updated)
Updated 21 July 2014. As the push to legalize marijuana for personal or medical use gains traction in the USA, the “pro-pot” arguments become more enthusiastic and more off the beaten track of real science. I suspect, like legal same sex marriage, social norms have changed, and legal marijuana is something that will become commonplace across […]Continue reading «Medical uses of marijuana–hitting the bong of science (updated)»
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7:18 AM | The false hope of “right-to-try” metastasizes to Michigan
Ed. note: Please read disclaimer in Dr. Gorski’s profile! There are times when supporting science-based health policy and opposing health policies that sound compassionate but are not are easily portrayed as though I’m opposing mom, apple pie, and the American flag. One such type of misguided policy that I’ve opposed is a category of bills […]

July 20, 2014

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11:45 PM | Public Health in the News – July 20, 2014
Global Among the victims of the Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down this past week was Joep Lange, a prominent AIDS researcher. “After malaria is controlled, what’s next?” Science blog The Mermaid’s Tale discusses this question and talks about the different mindsets needed for malaria control vs. elimination. Many scientists have signed an open […]
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10:00 AM | This Is NOT a Story about Sniffing Farts for Health
Woe is the reporter who can’t help but make a new scientific paper into a fart joke. But seriously. Was there any reportable science behind headlines of Fart gas may help prevent dementia, heart disease: study and Cancer Risk Reduced by Smelling Farts Study Suggests? Forget farts, those headlines make me sick. A Liberty Voice reporter wrote “[h]ydrogen sulfide was previously considered to be a toxic molecule until more recent research has proved that in small doses it has its... […]
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10:00 AM | This Is NOT a Story about Sniffing Farts for Health
Woe is the reporter who can’t help but make a new scientific paper into a fart joke. But seriously. Was there any reportable science behind headlines of Fart gas may help prevent dementia, heart disease: study and Cancer Risk Reduced by Smelling Farts Study Suggests? Forget farts, those headlines make me sick. A Liberty Voice reporter wrote “[h]ydrogen sulfide was previously considered to be a toxic molecule until more recent research has proved that in small doses it has its... […]
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10:00 AM | This Is NOT a Story about Sniffing Farts for Health
Woe is the reporter who can’t help but make a new scientific paper into a fart joke. But seriously. Was there any reportable science behind headlines of Fart gas may help prevent dementia, heart disease: study and Cancer Risk Reduced by Smelling Farts Study Suggests? Forget farts, those headlines make me sick. A Liberty Voice reporter wrote “[h]ydrogen sulfide was previously considered to be a toxic molecule until more recent research has proved that in small doses it has its... […]

July 19, 2014

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10:20 PM | Visualizing Just How Fast People’s Names Are Being Added to the Terrorist Watch List
Lung cancer is the most common and most deadly form of cancer, accounting for 27% of all cases. This year, an estimated 224,210 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Almost all of us can probably think of a family member or friend who has been affected by the disease in some way. Keep that […]

July 18, 2014

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2:28 PM | Fun Science FRIEDay – Fasting Fights Cancer?
Happy Fun Science FRIEDay to everyone. FSF is back and with a new name! After a brief hiatus to sort out some legal issues regarding the title of FSF, and a trip to the World Cup, I am hopefully back into the swing of providing you with mostly weekly, fun, and interesting science facts! Up […]
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10:37 AM | Scientists discover gene that links stem cells, aging and cancer
Stem cells from adult mouse epidermis (green, Cytokeratin 6; blue, cell nucleus); Sox4 protein maintains tissue homeostasis in these cells.An organism is healthy thanks to a good maintenance system: the normal functioning of organs and environmental exposure cause damage to tissues, which need to be continuously repaired.This process is not yet well understood, but it is known that stem cells in the organs play a key role, and that when repair fails, the organism ages more quickly. Researchers […]

Foronda, M., Martínez, P., Schoeftner, S., Gómez-López, G., Schneider, R., Flores, J., Pisano, D. & Blasco, M. (2014). Sox4 Links Tumor Suppression to Accelerated Aging in Mice by Modulating Stem Cell Activation, Cell Reports, DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.06.031

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8:08 AM | Helicobacter pylori and stomach lesions
How H. pylori initially interacts with and irritates gastric tissue is not well understood. The post Helicobacter pylori and stomach lesions appeared first on MicrobiologyBytes.

July 17, 2014

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11:29 PM | What makes a cancer a cancer? The hallmarks of cancer.
Cancer – the ‘C word’ in far too many of our lives. Wherever you are, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to avoid the news reports and personal stories about people […]
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12:49 PM | Cat Poop Parasite Shows Promise in Treating Cancer
A common parasite found in cat poop shows promise in treating aggressive forms of cancer. Continue reading →

July 16, 2014

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4:15 PM | Reynolds in Talks to Acquire Lorillard in Merger of Tobacco Rivals
Paradoxically the US anti-trust laws intended to protect competition and keep prices down for consumers could kill more Americans when it comes to the merger of two of the three largest tobacco companies.
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2:15 PM | "Break" from Cancer a Turning Point for Patient
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines respite as “a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant.” The trips that For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation provide for patients clearly fit that definition. The all-expense-paid vacation is a chance for the patient –– and...

July 15, 2014

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8:45 AM | A Tough Balance: Cancer Research and Motherhood
Dr. Christiane Opitz – Studying cancer cell metabolism, treating terminally ill patients, pursuing an academic career and enjoying motherhood. Dr. Christiane Opitz attended the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in 2011 as a young scientist when she was a postdoctoral fellow. She received the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award in 2012 for her recent work […]

July 14, 2014

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9:01 PM | Study Discounts Testosterone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer
A large new analysis has concluded that therapy to suppress the production of testosterone does not extend the lives of early-stage patients.
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2:10 PM | The Texas Medical Board vs. Stanislaw Burzynski, Round Infinity
There’s a point I feel that I have have to make briefly as I begin this post. Basically, this might look familiar, but given that I was at TAM Wednesday through Sunday, I didn’t have time to produce two separate posts, and this is important enough to be distributed as widely as possible. In any…
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