Month: February 2017

February 27, 2017, by NCI Staff A computed tomography (CT) scan shows a large tumor in the patient’s left lung. Credit: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0 A demonstration project by the US Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is highlighting some of the complexities and challenges associated with the expansion of lung cancer screening in the United States.
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Chemicals A peroxidase-labeled mouse anti-human IgE Fc antibody and peroxidase-labeled goat anti-mouse IgE, IgG1 and IgG2a Fc antibodies were obtained from SouthernBiotech, USA (9160-05, 1110-05, 1070-05 and 1155-05); tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) was purchased from Solarbio, China (R1200); aluminum hydroxide was obtained from Thermo Fisher, USA (77161); and LPS was purchased from Sigma, USA (L3012). ELISA kits
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February 22, 2017, by NCI Staff Chromosomes from glioblastoma cells grown from a human tumor sample using the conditional reprogramming technique. Credit: National Cancer Institute In January, researchers published the complete protocol for a new method of growing normal and tumor cells from patient samples in the laboratory. Known as conditional reprogramming, the technique was
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February 21, 2017, by NCI Staff Rates of cancer deaths in the United States fell between 1980 and 2014, but a new study shows that in some part of the country death rates increased substantially. Credit: The JAMA Network Rates of death from cancer in the United States dropped by 20% between 1980 and 2014,
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In a 2017 study, researchers investigated the use of antivirals in children hospitalized for influenza. Rates of prescription of anti-influenza medication in children were found to be below recommended levels and varied significantly between hospitals. The recommended treatment for children hospitalized due to infection with influenza viruses, especially children with conditions which may increase the
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February 15, 2017, by NCI Staff A lab-made antibody that targets TNFR2 and locks this receptor in an inactive state could fight tumors in two distinct ways. Credit: Torrey H. et al. Sci Signal. 2017 Jan 17;10(462). Reprinted with permission from AAAS. A team of researchers has developed a potential new therapy that may work
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February 13, 2017, by NCI Staff Antiandrogens like bicalutamide compete with androgens for binding to the androgen receptor, reducing the ability of androgens to promote prostate cancer cell growth. Credit: Terese Winslow Adding androgen deprivation therapy to radiation therapy can improve survival for some men with recurrent prostate cancer, according to the long-term results of a
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If you’ve been following the on-court excitement of the first round of the Fed Cup (Feb 8-11), you’ll know GB’s women have smashed their way through to tomorrow’s play off, earning themselves a chance to qualify for World Group II play-offs in April. Amazing! The Fed Cup is the world’s largest annual international team competition
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February 10, 2017, by NCI Staff Bortezomib blocks the action of the proteasome (pictured above), a cellular complex that eliminates and recycles proteins that are damaged or no longer needed. Credit: Andreas Martin, Howard Hughes Medical Institute For newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma who plan to delay autologous stem cell transplantation, adding the targeted
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Your fitness diary date for March 2017 Don’t miss out on London’s hottest women’s fitness event – MOVE FIT is the fitness and lifestyle event to inspire every girl! Showcasing international fitness brands Zumba, LES MILLS, BEACHBODY, Clubbercise, Bokwa, POUND, Jungle Body, Fight Klub, Lindsay Jay, Tony Stone… and so many more MOVE FIT is the
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Want gorgeous tone and unbeatable fitness levels? Try this Looking for something new this year? It’s time to train like a dancer with pro dancer Danielle Peazer’s brand new downloadable 12-Week Body Plan. Not only has Danielle graced the stage dancing with icons like Kylie, she’s also a global Reebok ambassador, Instagram star and now
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February 2, 2017, by NCI Staff The middle portion of the gastrointestinal tract, or the midgut, is the most common location for cancerous neuroendocrine tumors to form. Credit: Terese Winslow Results from a clinical trial suggest that a targeted drug that’s linked to a radioactive isotope to help kill tumor cells may soon be a
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Introduction Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a major cause of the mortality in patients with diabetes (1,2); however, there remains no effective preventive approach. Given that reactive oxygen species has been considered to be a critical mechanism for the development of DCM (3,4), antioxidant therapy has obtained more attention. Nuclear transcription factor erythroid 2–related factor 2
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Abstract The American Diabetes Association, JDRF, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists convened a research symposium, “The Differentiation of Diabetes by Pathophysiology, Natural History and Prognosis” on 10–12 October 2015. International experts in genetics, immunology, metabolism, endocrinology, and systems biology discussed genetic and environmental determinants of
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