Gene Therapy Shows Potential To Reverse Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

A world-first new treatment that reverses the effects of memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease has been discovered by Macquarie University researchers in a study of mice with advanced dementia. The research, co-led by two brothers, Dr. Arne Ittner and Professor Lars Ittner, from Macquarie University Dementia Research Center, builds…Continue readingGene Therapy Shows Potential To Reverse Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

Antioxidant-rich Foods Like Black Tea, Chocolate, And Berries May Increase Risk For Certain Cancers

  One fact that has long baffled doctors is that cancer in the small intestine is quite rare, whereas colorectal cancer, taking place in the neighboring though much smaller organ, is one of the leading causes of cancer death for men and women. What is it about the colon that…Continue readingAntioxidant-rich Foods Like Black Tea, Chocolate, And Berries May Increase Risk For Certain Cancers

How To Repair Your Gut: Key Biomolecule Identified

A key biomolecule that enhances the repair of your gut lining by prompting stem cells to regenerate damaged tissue has been discovered by Monash University researchers. The study, published in Cell Stem Cell and led by Professor Helen Abud and Dr. Thierry Jardé from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, investigated the…Continue readingHow To Repair Your Gut: Key Biomolecule Identified

Study Finds Fatty Acid That Kills Cancer Cells

A fatty acid known as dihomogamma-linolenic acid, or DGLA, can kill human cancer cells, according to new research. The study, published in Developmental Cell, found that DGLA can induce ferroptosis in an animal model and in actual human cancer cells. Ferroptosis is an iron-dependent type of cell death that was…Continue readingStudy Finds Fatty Acid That Kills Cancer Cells

What Seniors Should Know Before Going Ahead With Elective Procedures

For months, Patricia Merryweather-Arges, a health care expert, has fielded questions about the coronavirus pandemic from fellow Rotary Club members in the Midwest. Recently people have wondered “Is it safe for me to go see my doctor? Should I keep that appointment with my dentist? What about that knee replacement…Continue readingWhat Seniors Should Know Before Going Ahead With Elective Procedures

Bioelectric Signals Improve Understanding Of Breast Cancer Metastasis

Biologists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have identified a distinct mechanism that affects the maintenance and expansion of malignant cells: electric signals in the tumor microenvironment. Metastasis accounts for approximately 90 percent of mortality in breast cancer patients. During the last few decades, there has been significant progress in…Continue readingBioelectric Signals Improve Understanding Of Breast Cancer Metastasis

Nicotine Promotes Spread Of Lung Cancer To The Brain

Among people who have the most common type of lung cancer, up to 40% develop metastatic brain tumors, with an average survival time of less than six months. But why non-small-cell lung cancer so often spreads to the brain has been poorly understood. Now scientists at Wake Forest School of…Continue readingNicotine Promotes Spread Of Lung Cancer To The Brain