Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 09, 2004
Obese men may have increased risk for prostate cancer recurrence after surgery
After prostate cancer surgery, obese men are more likely than men with normal weight to have high levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), a marker for cancer recurrence, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers.

Prostate cancer marker could lead to earlier diagnosis say Univ. of Pittsburgh researchers
Prostate cancer could be detected as many as five years earlier by testing for a protein in tissue that indicates the presence of early disease according to a University of Pittsburgh study.

Wisconsin chemists find a new chink in TB's armor
The family of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy are notoriously sturdy.

Overactive bladder symptoms affect sexual activity of women says Univ. of Pittsburgh study
Women who experience overactive bladder are less likely to enjoy sexual activity according to a University of Pittsburgh study.

Less educated people have lower stress, but more health effects
While less educated people report fewer stressful days than those with more education, their stress is more severe and has a larger impact on their health, reports a researcher from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and his colleagues in the current issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Univ. of Pittsburgh researcher presents six-year results of botox injections for bladder dysfunction
Botulinum toxin A injections, commonly known as botox injections, continue to show promise as a treatment for a variety of lower urinary tract dysfunctions, according to a study presented University of Pittsburgh researcher Michael Chancellor at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA).

Obesity reversed in mice by destroying blood vessels that service fat cells
Researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have designed a strategy to treat obesity through

Researchers open new line of attack on tuberculosis
Chemists and biochemists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, supported in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF), have discovered a new chink in the armor of the bacterial family that causes diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy.

UMHS study links gonorrhea, prostate cancer in men
Men who have had gonorrhea are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, new research from the University of Michigan Health System finds.

Fox Chase Cancer Center research shows kidney cancer can be diagnosed in urine
Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists have demonstrated the ability to diagnose kidney cancer by testing a patient's urine.

High blood testosterone levels associated with increased prostate cancer risk
Men over 50 years of age with high blood levels of testosterone have an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging.
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