Archive: 05/22/2012

Sleep apnea 'mask' might also help the heart

(HealthDay) -- New research suggests that treating obstructive sleep apnea, a common cause of snoring and daytime sleepiness, might also cut down on a serious health hazard associated with the condition -- ...

May 22, 2012
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U.S. sees drop in deaths linked to diabetes

(HealthDay) -- Healthier lifestyles and better disease management led to a sharp drop in death rates for Americans with diabetes between 1997 and 2006, especially deaths caused by heart disease and stroke, ...

May 22, 2012
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Scientists see potential in novel leukemia treatment

Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center may be one step closer to developing a new therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after discovering that the targeted agents obatoclax and sorafenib kill ...

May 22, 2012
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Middle-aged diabetics may need earlier colon checks

(HealthDay) -- Researchers who say they've linked type 2 diabetes with earlier development of precancerous colon lesions recommend people with the blood sugar disorder start colorectal screenings at a younger ...

May 22, 2012
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Methods in most prediction studies do not follow guidelines

In this week's PLoS Medicine, Walter Bouwmeester of the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands and colleagues investigate the reporting and methods of prediction studies in 2008 in six top international genera ...

May 22, 2012
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Array of light for early disease detection?

A special feature in this week's issue of the journal Science highlights protein array technology, touching on research conducted by Joshua LaBaer, director of the Biodesign Institute's Virginia G. Piper ...

May 22, 2012
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Barrow researchers use magic for discoveries

Researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center have unveiled how and why the public perceives some magic tricks in recent studies that could have real-world implications in military ...

May 22, 2012
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Scientists unravel role of fusion gene in prostate cancer

Up to half of all prostate cancer cells have a chromosomal rearrangement that results in a new "fusion" gene and formation of its unique protein -- but no one has known how that alteration promotes cancer growth. Now, Weill ...

May 22, 2012
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