Volume 7 Issue 207
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 26-Jul-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-Jul-2005

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Gene found in 90 percent of breast cancers may be cancer vaccine target

A gene that appears to help regulate normal embryonic development is found at high levels in virtually all forms of breast cancer, according to a new study led by Laszlo Radvanyi, Ph.D., associate professor of breast and melanoma medical oncology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. more  

'Good' bacteria helps ease pain of colitis

A mixture of bacteria developed in part by University of Alberta researchers has been proven highly effective in treating people suffering from ulcerative colitis. more

Possible exposure to nerve agents and brain cancer deaths in Gulf War veterans

A new research paper to be published in the August 2005 issue of the American Journal of Public Health finds that Gulf War veterans who may have been exposed to nerve agents during the March 1991 weapons demolitions in Khamisiyah, Iraq, appear to have a higher risk for brain cancer death than veterans who were not exposed. more  

New method shows it is possible to grow bone for grafts within a patient's body

An international team of biomedical engineers has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to grow healthy new bone reliably in one part of the body and use it to repair damaged bone at a different location. more

Study on female twins finds occupational class influences adult health, above early life conditions 

Nancy Krieger, professor of society, human development and health at the Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues, compared the health status, education levels and adult occupational class among women who were identical twins and who lived together through adolescence, to demonstrate that adult socioeconomic conditions affect adult health, above and beyond genetics and early life conditions. more

Combination hormone/vaccine therapy for prostate cancer may benefit patients whose disease returns  

A new study finds that a cancer vaccine combined with hormone-deprivation therapy can help patients with recurrence of prostate cancer. The results of this clinical trial, led by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, appear in the August 2005 issue of the Journal of Urology.* more

Stem cell therapy can be used effectively to treat heart attacks in pigs

Final results of a study conducted at Johns Hopkins show that stem cell therapy can be used effectively to treat heart attacks, or myocardial infarction, in pigs. In just two months, stem cells harvested from another pigís bone marrow and injected into the animalís damaged heart restored heart function and repaired damaged heart muscle by 50 percent to 75 percent. more


Gene found in 90 percent of breast cancers may be cancer vaccine target