Caffeine in sunscreen could provide greater protection against skin cancer

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Caffeine in sunscreen could add greater protection against skin cancer.

Putting caffeine in sunscreen could provide greater protection against skin cancer, suggest scientists. They believe the chemical found in coffee absorbs ultraviolet radiation when applied to the skin and prevents tumors after exposure to sunlight.

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Scientists Discover How a Rare Cancer Heals Itself

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New discovery could lead to new treatments for other types of cancer.

Researchers believe they have found a key gene involved in Ferguson-Smith disease, otherwise known as multiple self-healing squamous epithelioma (MSSE), a skin cancer that grows rapidly but then a few weeks later, inexplicably, heals itself.

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Gene Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma?

DO NOT DRINK… Trust me, i know what its made of!

A potent anti-tumor gene introduced into mice with metastatic melanoma has resulted in permanent immune reconfiguration and produced a complete remission of their cancer, according to an article to be published in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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Damaged Organs Linked to Change in Biochemical Wave Patterns

Wave patterns change “active” beads decrease and “inactive” beads increase.

By examining the distinct wave patterns formed from complex biochemical reactions within the human body, diseased organs may be more effectively identified, says Zhengdong Cheng, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, who has developed a model that simulates how these wave patterns are generated.

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Bioengineers and the latest Adult Stem Cells Breakthrough!

Finally, the perfect environment provided for stem cell research!

Bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego have achieved the “Triple Crown” of stem cell culture — they created an artificial environment for stem cells that simultaneously provides the chemical, mechanical and electrical cues necessary for stem cell growth and differentiation.

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Surgeons Transplant New Trachea Into Child Using His Own Stem Cells to Rebuild Airway

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Still image from a video showing a visualization of the transplantation operation using the new trachea.

UCL scientists and surgeons have led a revolutionary operation to transplant a new trachea into a child, using the child’s own stem cells to rebuild the airway in the body.

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Cancer Mortality Has Declined Since Initiation of ‘War on Cancer’

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A new study finds a downturn in cancer death rates since 1990 results mostly from reductions in tobacco use, increased screening allowing early detection of several cancers, and modest to large improvements in treatment for specific cancers.

A new American Cancer Society study finds progress in reducing cancer death rates is evident whether measured against baseline rates in 1970 or in 1990. The study appears in the open access journal PLos ONE, and finds a downturn in cancer death rates since 1990 results mostly from reductions in tobacco use, increased screening allowing early detection of several cancers, and modest to large improvements in treatment for specific cancers.

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Llama Proteins Could Play a Vital Role in the War on Terror

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Two llama ignoring the view of Machu Picchu.

Scientists at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) have for the first time developed a highly sensitive means of detecting the seven types of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) simultaneously.

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Nanoparticles Used in Common Household Items Cause Genetic Damage in Mice

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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles, found in everything from cosmetics to sunscreen to paint to vitamins, caused systemic genetic damage in mice.

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles, found in everything from cosmetics to sunscreen to paint to vitamins, caused systemic genetic damage in mice, according to a comprehensive study conducted by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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‘Missing Link’ In Immune Response To Disease: Sheer Mechanical Force

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A highly focused laser beam (at right) is used to apply mechanical force (shown as a double headed arrow) to a microsphere (white) coated with histocompatibility protein.

The immune system’s T cells have the unique responsibilities of being both jury and executioner. They examine other cells for signs of disease, including cancers or infections, and, if such evidence is found, rid them from the body. Precisely how T cells shift so swiftly from one role to another, however, has been a mystery.

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Scientists Discover Gene That ‘Cancer-proofs’ Naked Mole Rat’s Cells

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Naked mole rats.

Despite a 30-year lifespan that gives ample time for cells to grow cancerous, a small rodent species called a naked mole rat has never been found with tumors of any kind — and now biologists at the University of Rochester think they know why.

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