Volume 11 Issue 171
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 3-Jul-2009 
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Prostate cancer patients disease free after 5 years likely to be disease free after 10 years

Prostate cancer patients who receive brachytherapy and remain free of disease for five years or greater are unlikely to have a recurrence at 10 years, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). more  

Brain malformations significantly associated with preterm birth, Wake Forest research shows

New research out of Wake Forest University School of Medicine provides for the first time a solid scientific answer for the long-standing question of whether there is an association between preterm birth and brain malformations. more

Natural compound stops diabetic retinopathy

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found a way to use a natural compound to stop one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. The research appears online this month in the journal Diabetes, a publication of the American Diabetes Association. more  

Study identifies how tamoxifen stimulates uterine cell growth and cancer

UCSF researchers have identified a new "feed-forward" pathway linking estrogen receptors in the membrane of the uterus to a process that increases local estrogen levels and promotes cell growth. more

Gene's novel role may provide key to treating liver and neurodegenerative diseases  

Scientists at Singapore's Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) have made a novel discovery about how the gene, "Fas-apoptosis inhibitory molecule" (FAIM), protects both immune and liver cells from apoptosis, or programmed cell death. more

Doubts cast on credibility of some published clinical trials 

Four papers in the journal Science this week offer new details about the history of water on Mars, gleaned from the 2008 NASA Phoenix Mars Mission that was operated from The University of Arizona. more

Mars data published in Science this week

A human growth factor that stimulates blood stem cells to proliferate in the bone marrow reverses memory impairment in mice genetically altered to develop Alzheimer's disease, researchers at the University of South Florida and James A. Haley Hospital found. more

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Prostate cancer patients disease free after 5 years likely to be disease free after 10 years