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|Radioactive Bacteria Dramatically Reduce Spread Of Pancreatic Cancer In Mice|
Using bacteria to ferry radioisotopes commonly used in cancer therapy directly into pancreatic cancer cells in mice, researchers in the US were able dramatically to reduce the number of secondary tumors that arise when the cancer spreads to other parts of the body (metastases). Claudia Gravekamp and colleagues at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, write about their successful experiment in a paper that was published this week in the print issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...
|Vitamin C Can Kill Drug-Resistant TB Bacteria|
Vitamin C can kill drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory culture, according to a new, surprising discovery by experts at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The research, published in Nature Communications, indicates that adding vitamin C to existing TB drugs could shorten TB therapy. The finding calls attention to a novel area for drug design. TB results from infection with the bacterium M. tuberculosis. About 8.7 million people were affected by TB in 2011, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), while approximately 1...
|Small Cancer Risk Following CT Scans In Childhood And Adolescence Confirmed|
But the absolute excess for all cancers combined is low Young people who undergo CT scans are 24% more likely to develop cancer compared with those who do not, a study published today on bmj.com suggests. However the absolute excess for all cancers combined was low, at 9.38 for every 100,000 person years of follow-up. The researchers say that in a group of 10,000 young people, they would expect 39 cancers to occur during the next 10 years, but if they all had one CT scan, up to six extra cancers would occur...
|Dietary Advice On Added Sugar Is Damaging Our Health, Warns Heart Expert|
Cardiologist questions whether current guideline daily amounts are fit for purpose Dietary advice on added sugar is damaging our health, warns a cardiologist on bmj.com today. Dr Aseem Malhotra believes that 'not only has this advice been manipulated by the food industry for profit but it is actually a risk factor for obesity and diet related disease.' He calls on the UK's Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and the Department of Health 'to act swiftly' to tackle the rising obesity crisis and increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes...
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