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3 years 10 months ago

Discovery could lead to cancer breakthrough

Pancreatic cancer is thought to be a fast-moving, lethal cancer. But a new study suggests the tumors may be present for years, even decades, before symptoms appear. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied gene mutations in the bodies of seven people who had died from pancreatic cancer. They found a...

3 years 11 months ago

Autism shows up in brain scans

Doctors may someday be able to use brain scans to diagnose autism. To work properly -- the right and left hemispheres of the brain must work together. But researchers at the University of Utah found distinct differences in the way the two hemispheres communicated in people with autism. ...

3 years 11 months ago

2 Japanese, American share Nobel Prize for Chemistry

American Richard Heck and Japanese researchers Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki have won the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis. According to Chemistry World, this allows "a way to forge new carbon-carbon bonds with precision and under mild reaction conditions." Richard Heck of...

3 years 11 months ago

New survey on sex in US

Researchers say the largest, most comprehensive national survey of Americans' sexual behavior since 1994 suggests everything looks pretty normal. Filling 130 pages of a special issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the study offers detailed findings on how often Americans have sex, with whom, and how they respond....

4 years 2 weeks ago

Researchers find genetic link to ovarian cancer

Johns Hopkins University scientists have identified two genes critical to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive form of the disease. Those genetic mutations may cause 10-percent of ovarian cancer cases. The discovery could lead to new treatments for ovarian cancer and better understanding of the...

4 years 1 month ago

Fructose linked to cancer cell growth

A popular sweetener has been linked to faster cancer cell growth. Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that fructose caused pancreatic cancer cells to divide and grow more quickly. The findings of their study are reported in the journal Cancer Research. Americans' consumption of high fructose...

4 years 2 months ago

Smog linked to heart cell death

A new study finds smog may cause cell death in the heart. Air pollution has been linked to cardiovascular disease -- but it's hard to narrow down which chemicals are responsible. This study looked at ozone -- a gas that protects the earth from the sun's radiation and...

4 years 2 months ago

Researchers make huge asthma discovery

There is new hope for millions of asthma sufferers. Researchers are on the verge of a major breakthrough that could make inhalers a thing of the past. Dr. David Farrar and his research team at the University of Texas Southwestern discovered that Interferon, an immune system protein already...

4 years 3 months ago

Study: Exercise benefits cancer patients

Exercise can benefit some cancer patients during their treatment. Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit created a customized exercise program -- according to a patient's weight, overall health and type of cancer treatment. Those on the exercise regime said their quality of life improved and that they felt...

4 years 5 months ago

'Mind-reading' brain-scan software showcased

Mind reading may no longer be the domain of psychics and fortune tellers - now some computers can do it, too. Intel Corp. showcased some of its technological innovations on Wednesday in Manhattan. Among the still-under-development projects was software that uses brain scans to determine what items people...

4 years 6 months ago

Researchers get grant to study biofuel emissions

Two Colorado State University associate professors have received a $325,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study emissions produced from algae as a biofuel. Anthony Marchese and Azer Yalin are both associate professors in mechanical engineering. The two are working with Jeff Collett in CSU's atmospheric chemistry department...

4 years 7 months ago

Obesity linked to missing DNA

A new study finds some people who are severely obese are missing entire sections of their DNA. Researchers in London studied the genes of teens and adults who had learning disabilities and found they were all missing the same portion of DNA. They were also all obese. Researchers...

4 years 8 months ago

Tests may shed light on museum's Egypt mummy

Connecticut researchers are using the latest imaging technology on an Egyptian mummy to try to unlock secrets of the ancient world, including whether a mysterious packet inside her was an offering to the gods to help secure a place in the afterlife. The high-resolution testing Thursday at Quinnipiac University also...

4 years 8 months ago

Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk

Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are showing up at alarming levels in dust in homes, prompting concerns about the potential health effects of long-term exposure, a new study shows. The substance is coal tar sealant, a waste product...

4 years 9 months ago

Cancer diagnosis could spawn heart attack

The first thing your should do after receiving a cancer diagnosis--take a deep breath and relax! Researchers in Sweden studied data collected from men diagnosed with prostate cancer. They found that patients diagnosed with the disease were three times more likely to have a heart attack in the first...

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