News tagged with growth factors
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Tuberculosis (TB) has been suspected to increase a person's risk of lung cancer because the pulmonary inflammation and fibrosis can induce genetic damage. However, direct evidence of specific genetic changes and the disease ...
Cancer Jan 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, Tykerb (lapatinib) has been used both in combination with herceptin (trastuzumab) and as an alternative single-agent therapy for pre-surgery (neo-adjuvant) chemotherapy treatment. ...
Cancer Jan 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Providing clues to deafness, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a gene that is required for proper development of the mouse inner ear.
Genetics Jan 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
Two recent studies by Van Andel Research Institute scientists are providing a foundation for a more complete understanding of distinct kidney cancer subtypes, which could pave the way for better treatments.
Cancer Dec 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Study shows potential of anti-growth factor drugs for reducing complication of advanced ovarian cancer
Blocking the action of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) with the new anti-VEGF drug aflibercept can curb the development of malignant ascites (excessive fluid in the abdomen), a common and painful complication of ...
Cancer Dec 20, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and can reduce blood supply to the heart tissue and damage cardiac cells, resulting in heart failure. New research has investigated if nerve growth factor (NGF) gene ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Loyola University Medical Center researchers are reporting what could become the first reliable method to predict whether an antidepressant will work on a depressed patient.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A manmade package filled with nature's bone-building ingredients delivers the goods over time and space to heal serious bone injuries faster than products currently available, Cleveland researchers have found.
Medical research Dec 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
How astrocytes, certain cells of the nervous system, are generated was largely unknown up to now. Bochum's researchers have now investigated what influence the cell environment, known as the extracellular ...
Medical research Dec 12, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Precisely quantifying the amount of three different HER growth proteins, along with several other proteins believed linked to breast cancer, did not predict a patient's outcome after treatment for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer ...
Cancer Dec 09, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Obese patients with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer may have worse outcomes than patients who are normal weight or overweight, Mayo Clinic researchers found in a study presented today at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Ca ...
Cancer Dec 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A lab discovery is a step toward implantable replacement cartilage, holding promise for knees, shoulders, ears and noses damaged by osteoarthritis, sports injuries and accidents.
Medical research Dec 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study in Nature Medicine describes how different types of immune system T-cells alternately discourage and encourage stem cells to regrow bone and tissue, bringing into sharp focus the importance of the transplant recipient's ...
Medical research Nov 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers have developed a promising new treatment for spinal cord injury in animals, which could eventually prevent paralysis in thousands of people worldwide every ...
Neuroscience Nov 18, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
About 90 percent of cancer deaths are caused by secondary tumors, known as metastases, which spread from the original tumor site.
Cancer Nov 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |