News tagged with therapy

Blocking STAT3 could help cancer patients in two ways

The STAT transcription factors are involved in the development of many forms of cancer. STAT3 is frequently activated in tumour cells, so drugs targeting STAT3 could be used in cancer therapy. However, STAT3 ...

Oct 10, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Oral chelation for environmental lead toxicity

Treatment with dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), an oral chelation agent, was linked to reductions in the amount of lead in blood in young children in Zamfara State, Nigeria following environmental lead contamination, according ...

Oct 07, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Testosterone promotes prostate cancer in rats

A researcher who found that testosterone raised the risk of prostate tumors and exacerbated the effects of carcinogenic chemical exposure in rats is urging caution in prescribing testosterone therapy to men who have not been ...

Oct 07, 2014
popularity 2.7 / 5 (3) | comments 0

Treating addiction with technology

Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, saw a different kind of opportunity when the dot com bubble began inflating in the late 1990s. He wasn't interested in building websites or creating ...

Oct 06, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0