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Scientists Claim Leukemia Stem Cell Signature Inde...

Research on samples from human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients has suggested that the a leukemia stem cell (LSC) gene expression profile can accurately be used to predict patient survival, even among AML patients with cytogenetically normal disease. An international team led by researchers at Ontario’s University Health Network and the University of Toronto’s Department of Molecular Genetics claim their...

Women who eat lots of fiber have less breast cance...

(Reuters Health) – A fresh look at the medical evidence shows women who eat more fiber are less likely to get breast cancer. Chinese researchers found those who ate the most of the healthy plant components were 11 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than women who ate the least. Their findings don’t prove fiber itself lowers cancer risk, however, because women who consume a lot of it might be...

‘Super antibody’ fights off flu

The first antibody which can fight all types of the influenza A virus has been discovered, researchers claim. Experiments on flu-infected mice, published in Science Express, showed the antibody could be used as an “emergency treatment”. It is hoped the development will lead to a “universal vaccine” – currently a new jab has to be made for each winter as viruses change. Virologists described the...

Studies Show Natural Protein May Provide Benefits ...

Scientists suggest that treating stoke patients with an endogenous immunomodulatory neuroprotectant protein, ?B-crystallin (Cryab), could help limit brain damage even if first administered 12 hours after the onset of stroke. Studies by a Stanford University School of Medicine team in a mouse model of stroke found that administering Cryab to animals 12 hours after stroke induction led to significantly reduced stroke...

Smelly socks tested in Tanzania as way to prevent ...

In global public health, disease-fighting tools that are cheap, available and sustainable are the Holy Grail. It might be hard to top the one being tested in Tanzania as a way to prevent malaria: smelly socks. Experiments in three villages where people get about 350 bites a year from malaria-infected mosquitoes are using dirty socks to lure the insects into traps, where they become contaminated with poisons and ...

Daily pill can prevent HIV infection

The partners of people who have HIV can protect themselves from infection by taking a once-daily pill, two groundbreaking studies in Botswana, Kenya and Uganda have shown. The discovery could bring work to combat Aids close to a “tipping point”, experts say. Attempts to promote condom use to protect against HIV in the hardest-hit parts of the world, and particularly Africa, have hit cultural barriers and had...
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