Volume 7 Issue 156
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Jun-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-Jun-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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More research funding needed to improve cancer care, oncologists say

In order to improve the standard of cancer care across Europe and around the globe, more funding needs to be channeled toward clinical research, according to oncologists surveyed by the European Society for Medical Oncology. more  

How chronic exposure to tiny levels of carbon monoxide damages hearing in young ears

UCLA scientists have discovered how chronic exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide (CO) damages the inner ear of young rats, resulting in permanent hearing loss. At the Ca/OSHA's exposure limit of 0.0025 percent -- or 25 parts per million CO in the air -- the gas creates oxidative stress, a condition that damages the cochlear cells, leading to impairment of the auditory nerves. more

Researchers demonstrate use of gold nanoparticles for cancer detection

Binding gold nanoparticles to a specific antibody for cancer cells could make cancer detection much easier, say medical researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and Georgia Institute of Technology. more  

Exposure to carcinogenic crop toxin lowered by simple intervention

Exposure to a cancer-causing toxin that contaminates crops in developing countries can be reduced by a simple, cost-effective intervention on post-harvest storage, concludes a study in this week’s issue of The Lancet. more

A new understanding of jet lag  

A new study demonstrates that the brain’s central timekeeper -- the biological clock that regulates waking and sleeping cycles -- has two parts that fall out of synchrony during light schedule shifts of six hours, the time it takes to fly across the Atlantic. more

Salt kicks hypertension up a notch 

Do you think you’re doing enough to reduce sodium in your diet by not adding extra dashes from the salt shaker to your dinner plate? more

Treating autism ‘right the first time’

Autism therapy is bedeviled by unpredictable outcomes. Even with the best behavioral treatments, which are the only ones to have been scientifically demonstrated to work – says Laura Schreibman, professor of psychology and director of the Autism Research Program at the University of California, San Diego – some children improve dramatically, some only somewhat and others not at all. more


Salt convinces the body that blood pressure should be higher. But, you already knew that, didn't you?