Tagged: cancer

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Organic Food & Cancer

There is a scare among consumers that contaminants in produce can increase likelihood of cancer–this drives an increasing demand for organically grown food which is thought to be healthier. Relevant peer-reviewed studies are scarce, and though...

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Newly Constructed Cancer Drug – Carboranes

Carboranes have three main structural components: boron, carbon, and hydrogen. This compound doesn’t directly target cancer cells. Instead, they help work synergistically with other cancer drugs by making them bind more tightly to their respective targets,...

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How we learned the poppy kills cancer

Let’s take a little break from hypotheses and conclusions to take a look into how drugs are discovered. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Harish C. Joshi at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) who...

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Lasers Create Cancer Cure!

A substantial part of what makes cancer so deadly is that the tools we have to fight specific cancers work for some cases and don’t for others. That’s why despite numerous discoveries that promise...

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Asian Glow, is it preventable?

Asian glow, or alcohol flush syndrome, is not the inability to metabolize alcohol. Instead, 80% of Asians have gene variants of alcohol dehydrogenase that metabolize ethanol to acetaldehyde more efficiently. In addition, around 50% of Asians...

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Anti-inflammatory Drugs – Aspirin cures cancer?

Recent research and accumulating evidence has shown that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have a shot in the battle against cancer. Recent experiments show that NSAIDs stimulate cell apoptosis and inhibit angiogenesis. In fact, further...