Archive: 06/17/2011

Tapeworm drug inhibits colon cancer metastasis

A compound that for about 60 years has been used as a drug against tapeworm infection is also apparently effective against colon cancer metastasis, as studies using mice have now shown. The compound silences a gene that triggers ...

Jun 17, 2011
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A better way to remember

Scientists and educators alike have long known that cramming is not an effective way to remember things. With their latest findings, researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan, studying eye ...

Jun 17, 2011
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US Medicaid drug lists cost more, deliver less

The U.S. Medicaid program is likely paying far more than necessary for medications and not offering patients the most effective ones available, by ignoring international evidence-based lists of safe and effective medications, ...

Jun 17, 2011
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Learning lessons from an HIV cure

For doctors confronting the AIDS epidemic, past ambitions always boiled down to two main goals: prevention, or finding ways to protect people not yet exposed to HIV, through vaccines, safe sex education or other means; and ...

Jun 17, 2011
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More evidence vitamin D boosts immune response

Laboratory-grown gingival cells treated with vitamin D boosted their production of an endogenous antibiotic, and killed more bacteria than untreated cells, according to a paper in the June 2011 issue of the journal Infection ...

Jun 17, 2011
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Bust dust to toxin-proofing children

Bust the dust -- that’s one of five key tips featured in the first national brochure on protecting children from toxic substances, produced with input from a Simon Fraser University health sciences professor.

Jun 17, 2011
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