May 27, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Making cancer less cancerous

Blocking a single gene renders tumors less aggressive, Johns Hopkins researchers find Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a gene that, when repressed in tumor cells, puts a halt to cell growth and a range of processes needed for tumors to enlarge and spread to distant sites. The researchers hope

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May 24, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) — Type 2 diabetes is more aggressive in children than adults, with signs of serious complications seen just a few years after diagnosis, new research finds. “Based on the latest results, it seems like type 2 is progressing more rapidly

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May 24, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Could Statins Raise Diabetes Risk?

THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) — Certain statins — the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs — may increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The risk was greatest for patients taking atorvastatin (brand name Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor), the study said. Focusing on

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May 23, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Purdue researcher’s new ‘tool for the organic chemist toolbox’ licensed to Sigma-Aldrich

May 23, 2013 Purdue professor David Colby holds a vial of a chemical reagent he created to incorporate flourine into organic compounds. The reagent is safer, easier and better for the environment than those previously available, and has been licensed to a subsidiary of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)

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May 23, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say

WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) — Fish oil supplements could help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The supplements, also known as omega-3 fatty acids, increase levels of a hormone called adiponectin that’s linked to insulin sensitivity, Harvard researchers found. Higher levels of this hormone

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May 22, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Apps may open communication door for children, families affected by severe, non-verbal autism

May 22, 2013 Oliver Wendt, a Purdue University assistant professor of speech, language and hearing sciences, demonstrates how the SPEAK all! app allows the user to select images to create a sentence. A version of SPEAK all! is available as a free download through the iTunes store, and a premium

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