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Research at A&M and Scripps finds HIV-killing...

COLLEGE STATION – A powerful topical preventative for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, could be a step closer to clinical trials, thanks to a newly discovered molecular compound that research at Texas A&M University and the Scripps Research Institute shows dissolves the virus on contact. The ability of the synthetic compound known as “PD 404,182” to break apart the AIDS-causing virus before it can...

Vaccine for ovarian, breast cancer shows promise

(CBS) A new vaccine that targets ovarian and breast cancer has shown promise in early studies, giving scientists hope they may be closer to stopping the deadly diseases. PICTURES: 25 breast cancer myths busted Known as PANVAC, the vaccine triggers the immune system to attack tumor cells. “With this vaccine, we can clearly generate immune responses that lead to clinical responses in some patients,” lead...

Study: Shark Chemical May Protect Humans Against V...

A chemical derived from sharks could help protect humans against viral infections such as hepatitis, American research out Tuesday showed. Scientists found that a chemical called squalamine demonstrated effective antiviral activity against a range of human viruses from yellow fever to hepatitis B, C and D, in both lab and animal experiments. As the chemical has already been used in human clinical trials for the treatment...

Canadian-made virus shows promise as cancer treatm...

An Ottawa-based research team has developed a virus that is showing promise as a new way of attacking and shrinking cancer tumours while leaving healthy tissue alone. It’s early days in the still-experimental field of therapeutic cancer viruses, called oncolytic viruses. But this new study from researchers from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa advances the field a little...

Genetic Link Predisposes to Mesothelioma

An investigation led by scientists at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, and Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia has identified germline mutations in the BAP1 gene that predispose individuals to malignant mesothelioma. The research, published online yesterday in Nature Genetics, describes two U.S. families with a high incidence of mesothelioma, as well as other cancers, associated with mutations of the...

New tests screen for gum disease, oral cancer

Future dental visits may involve more than a simple cleaning. Oral DNA testing may also help screen patients for gum disease or oral cancer. Dr. Jessica Lawson of Urbandale Family Dentistry began offering the tests last spring. Two tests involve gum disease and a third for oral human papillomavirus, or HPV, assesses risks for oral cancer. Researchers anticipate salivary testing may become the diagnostic tool of the...
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