Researchers find increased dairy intake reduces risk of uterine fibroids in black women
Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers at the Slone Epidemiology Center found that black women with high intake of dairy products have a reduced incidence of uterine leiomyomata (fibroids). This report, based on the Black Women's Health Study, appears in the current issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Scripps research team restores some function to cells from cystic fibrosis patients
In an encouraging new development, a team led by Scripps Research Institute scientists has restored partial function to lung cells collected from patients with cystic fibrosis. While there is still much work to be done before the therapy can be tested in humans, the discovery opens the door to a new class of therapies for this and a host of other chronic diseases. more
New drug shows promise for those with clotting disorders: McMaster researcher
A new study provides welcome news for patients with a common clotting disorder known as venous thromboembolism (VTE). more
'Live' imaging reveals breast cancer cells' transition to metastasis
The spread, or metastasis, of individual breast cancer cells from the main tumor into the blood circulation to the lungs and other body tissues and organs is under the control of a growth factor abbreviated TGFb, according to a study with laboratory mice that will be presented at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 49th Annual Meeting, Dec. 5-9, 2009 in San Diego. more
Multiple myeloma patients experience high response rate with new 3-drug combination
A new three-drug combination has shown in a phase 1/2 clinical trial that it is a "highly effective regimen" in the treatment of patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of white blood cells in bone marrow, say researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Mayo Clinic and collaborators find vitamin D levels associated with survival in lymphoma patients
A new study has found that the amount of vitamin D in patients being treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma )was strongly associated with cancer progression and overall survival. The results will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in New Orleans. more
Intelligent blood bags
Have the blood supplies become too warm? Do they match the patientís blood group? In the future, these kinds of questions will be answered by intelligent radio nodes attached to blood bags. These radio units will also greatly facilitate device management in hospitals.
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