health: Mortality from ischemic heart disease falls in the UK, more lives are lost to Alzheimer’s disease

adminMarch 3, 2015
Today, fewer people are dying from ischemic heart disease[1] and stroke[2] in the United Kingdom, according to a new, comprehensive analysis of trend data from 188 countries. Professor Terry Brugha, Professor of Psychiatry in the University’s Department of Health Sciences, was one of the scientists involved in the new study. It found mortality from ischemic […]

pancreatic: Toxic punch of experimental anti-cancer drug eliminated by ‘sugar-coated’ microcapsule

adminMarch 3, 2015
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a sugar-based molecular microcapsule that eliminates the toxicity of an anticancer agent developed a decade ago at Johns Hopkins, called 3-bromopyruvate, or 3BrPA, in studies of mice with implants of human pancreatic cancer[1] tissue. The encapsulated drug packed a potent anticancer punch, stopping the progression of tumors in the mice, […]

Cancer: 2 knock-out punches delivered to glioblastoma cells by orphan receptor proteins

adminMarch 3, 2015
Two related proteins exert a lethal double whammy effect against glioblastoma cells when activated with a small molecule, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The scientists say when activated, one protein, called the short form, stops glioblastoma cells from replicating their DNA, and the other, called the long form, prevents cell division if […]

pancreatic: Celgene determined to continue fight for patient access to its metastatic pancreatic cancer treatment despite negative NICE decision

adminMarch 2, 2015
NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) issued its Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) on Abraxane┬« (paclitaxel formulated as albumin bound nanoparticles; nab-paclitaxel) in combination with gemcitabine, and has not recommended it for use by NHS England for the treatment of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.[i] In addition, an NHS England review of 42 […]

Five Symptoms Of Colorectal Cancer

adminMarch 2, 2015
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Colorectal cancer is hard to diagnose since any error in the belly section is assumed to be a digestive anomaly. A person should be highly alert during clear changes in his bowel habit, defecation and stool formation. Sometimes the tumor gets too big and prevents bowel passing. This leads to frequent abdominal pain, obvious constipation […]