DNA Protects Itself From UV Radiation a New Study Shows

DNA has a mechanism to protect itself when exposed to large amounts of UV radiation. Scientists are hoping to better understand this phenomenon in a new study¹ and apply this in the treatments for cancer and other diseases that arise from the breakage and mutation of DNA. When DNA is exposed to large doses on… Read more DNA Protects Itself From UV Radiation a New Study Shows

Excess Salt Could Increase the Risk of Type II Diabetes

Diabetes is a common condition that affects more than 29 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Type 2 diabetes accounts for up to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases and is characterized by abnormal levels of blood sugar. A new study conducted by Dr. Bahareh… Read more Excess Salt Could Increase the Risk of Type II Diabetes

Researchers Can Now Tell How Long Human Cells Have Left to Live

A team of scientists has revealed an internal clock within live human cells, a finding that creates new opportunities for understanding the building blocks of life and the onset of disease. “Previously, a precise point of a cell in its life cycle could only be determined by studying dead cells” explains Alexandra Zidovska, an assistant… Read more Researchers Can Now Tell How Long Human Cells Have Left to Live

Intestinal Bacteria Dictates Maximum Weight Loss

A new Danish study has revealed that the proportion of some bacteria in the gut may be responsible for how much weight we are able to lose, and under what circumstances. General dietary guidelines targeting whole populations may therefore be less effective than previously believed. Lately, studies investigating the role of gut bacteria in our… Read more Intestinal Bacteria Dictates Maximum Weight Loss

Xtandi, Prostate Cancer Drug From Pfizer Clears Late-Stage Trials

Pfizer Inc and Astellas Pharma Inc said on Thursday their drug to treat a type of prostate cancer met the main goal in a late-stage trial. The drug, Xtandi, in combination with an anti-hormone therapy showed statistically significant improvement in metastasis-free survival rate in men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) when compared with the… Read more Xtandi, Prostate Cancer Drug From Pfizer Clears Late-Stage Trials

The New MasSpec Surgical Pen Can Detect Cancer In 10 Seconds

Although a surgeon’s goal is to remove cancer in its entirety during excision surgery, achieving negative margins (absence of cancer cells at the outer edge of the excised tumor specimen) can be challenging. To facilitate intraoperative diagnosis, Zhang et al. developed a handheld pen-like device that rapidly identifies the molecular profile of tissues using a… Read more The New MasSpec Surgical Pen Can Detect Cancer In 10 Seconds

MTA Angelus, MTA Repair HP and NeoMTA Plus, Biological Effects on Human Dental Pulp Stem Cells

In the present study, the biological effects in vitro of MTA Angelus (MTA-Ang; Angelus, Londrina, PR, Brazil), MTA Repair HP (MTA-HP; Angelus,) and NeoMTA Plus (NeoMTA-P; Avalon Biomed Inc, Bradenton, FL, USA) were evaluated on human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs). Data reported that MTA-Ang, MTA-HP, and NeoMTA-P were correlated with biological effects on hDPSCs… Read more MTA Angelus, MTA Repair HP and NeoMTA Plus, Biological Effects on Human Dental Pulp Stem Cells

The Health Risks of Long Work Weeks

A 40-hour work week may seem normal to some and like a vacation to others. But a study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine shows that consistently surpassing this standard can be detrimental to your health. Researchers found that working 61 to 70 hours a week increased the risk of coronary heart disease by 42 percent,… Read more The Health Risks of Long Work Weeks

What Role Do Gut Microbes Play in Multiple Sclerosis

New research investigates the link between the microbial profile of the gut and the development of multiple sclerosis. While this link has been noted before, researchers now focus on the specific role played by some microbes in promoting this condition. An estimated 2.3 million people around the world are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), which… Read more What Role Do Gut Microbes Play in Multiple Sclerosis

New Treatment Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The combination chemotherapy drug Vyxeos (daunorubicin and cytarabine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first treatment for certain high-risk types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). AML is an aggressive blood cancer that forms in the bone marrow. “Vyxeos combines two commonly used chemotherapies into a single formulation that may… Read more New Treatment Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia