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Researchers report that an oncogene dubbed ROR1, found on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) B cells but not normal adult tissues, acts as an accelerant when combined with another oncogene, resulting in a faster-developing, more aggressive form of CLL in mice.
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Biologists have discovered an effective strategy that could prevent the human immune system from rejecting the grafts derived from human embryonic stem cells, a major problem now limiting the development of human stem cell therapies. Their discovery may also provide scientists with a better understanding of how tumors evade the human immune system when they spread throughout the body.
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Among teenage drivers, eating, texting or looking at an object on the side of the road dramatically increased the risk for a crash, but dialing a phone was the most dangerous activity of all.
    





By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
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Among teenage drivers, eating, texting or looking at an object on the side of the road dramatically increased the risk for a crash, but dialing a phone was the most dangerous activity of all.
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
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Nutrition, Mind, Body
Restricting calorie consumption is one of the few proven ways to combat aging. Now researchers have developed a computer algorithm that predicts which genes can be "turned off" to create the same anti-aging effect as calorie restriction. The findings could lead to the development of new drugs to treat aging.
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New research has shown that cells demonstrate remarkable flexibility and versatility when it comes to how they divide -- a finding with potential links to the underlying causes of many cancers.
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Like many women, I misinterpreted the muted symptoms of ovarian cancer. By the time a CT was ordered, the cancer had progressed to a stage that is treatable but not curable. I was furious at myself and upset with my doctor.
By SUSAN GUBAR
3 months 2 weeks ago
Nutrition, Mind, Body
Like many women, I misinterpreted the muted symptoms of ovarian cancer. By the time a CT was ordered, the cancer had progressed to a stage that is treatable but not curable. I was furious at myself and upset with my doctor.
    





By SUSAN GUBAR
3 months 2 weeks ago
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High density lipoprotein or HDL is commonly known as “good” cholesterol because it carries cholesterol away from blood vessels so it can’t contribute to the formation of blockages leading to heart attack. HDL also acts as an antioxidant and reduces inflammation, but just having high blood levels of HDL may not be enough. Researchers at UCLA noted that even at desirable levels, HDL may not work well in men who don’t exercise, whether or not they’re overweight, increasing the risk of heart disease. To test this, the team recruited 90 men ages 18 to 30 who exercised regularly and divided them into three groups: lean men who weight-trained at least four times per week, overweight men who did the same, and overweight men who had no structured exercise routine. The investigators checked the men’s muscle strength and carotid artery thickness (a sign of heart disease) and analyzed blood samples for various heart disease markers including triglycerides, C-reactive protein, and sex hormones. These indexes helped them measure how well HDL was functioning as an antioxidant, a tipoff to how well HDL is working overall. The conclusion: regular weight training seems to improve HDL function and offers protection against heart disease, even in overweight men. This suggests that physical fitness may be the best measure of healthy HDL function and, by extension, the risk of heart disease.

Source:
Christian K. Roberts et al, “Untrained Young Men Have Dysfunctional HDL Compared to Strength Trained Men Irrespective of Body Weight Status,” Journal of Applied Physiology. July 25, 2013, doi: 10.​1152/​japplphysiol.​00359.​2013

Dr. Weil
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Nutrition, Mind, Body
(Reuters) - Cell Therapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a hold imposed in June last year on studies testing the company's blood cancer drug. The company's shares rose about 3 percent to $1.97 in premarket trading on Thursday. Cell Therapeutics said it received the notification from the regulator on December 26. The FDA placed the hold after a patient treated with a ...
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