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Non-dairy drinks can be dangerous for infants
A brief report published in Acta Paediatrica points to the dangers of replacing breast milk or infant formula with a non-dairy drink before one year of age. (2018-06-20)
Breast cancer could be prevented by targeting epigenetic proteins, study suggests
Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto have discovered that epigenetic proteins promote the proliferation of mammary gland stem cells in response to the sex hormone progesterone. (2018-06-19)
Futuristic data storage
The development of high-density data storage devices requires the highest possible density of elements in an array made up of individual nanomagnets. (2018-06-19)
'Kiss of death' cancer
Monash researchers have developed a computer program which has revealed a previously unknown combination of drugs that may be the answer to Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), using genetic and treatment data from TNBC cells grown in labs and from hundreds of patients world-wide. (2018-06-19)
Greater levels of vitamin D associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. (2018-06-15)
Loving the sweet enemy
Foods rich in fats and carbohydrates stimulate the reward system in the brain particularly strongly. (2018-06-15)
Laser-sonic scanner aims to replace mammograms for finding breast cancer
Lihong Wang, Caltech's Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, has developed a laser-sonic scanning system that can identify breast tumors quickly and safely. (2018-06-15)
Bone mass may suffer when teenage girls binge drink
Teenage girls who regularly binge drink may fail to reach their peak bone mass, according to a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2018-06-14)
Nickel ferrite promotes capacity and cycle stability of lithium-sulfur battery
Recently, Xue-Ping Gao and co-workers from Nankai University reported that nickel ferrite nanofibers via electrospinning technology are developed as novel polar host of sulfur, thus leading to high volumetric capacity and good cycle stability of the sulfur-based composite with the high tap density, due to the strong adsorption ability towards soluble polysulfides by heavy nickel ferrite. (2018-06-12)
Turbocharge for lithium batteries
A team of material researchers from Juelich, Munich, and Prague has succeeded in producing a composite material that is particularly suited for electrodes in lithium batteries. (2018-06-11)
Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Oncologists welcome integrative therapies for breast cancer
A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a yoga class or put music to therapeutic use. (2018-06-11)
'Lipofilling' technique found safe for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery
Autologous fat transfer, also known as 'lipofilling,' is a minimally invasive procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses the patient's own fat obtained by liposuction to perform breast reconstruction. (2018-06-06)
Older breast cancer patients in England less likely to survive
Older women diagnosed with breast cancer in England are less likely to survive their disease than those in Belgium, Poland, Ireland and the Netherlands according to research published today in the British Journal of Cancer. (2018-06-06)
More breast cancers found with combined digital screening
A combination of digital mammography and tomosynthesis detects 90 percent more breast cancers than digital mammography alone, according to a new study. (2018-06-05)
Women more likely to use other preventive health services after mammography
Medicare beneficiaries who undergo breast cancer screening with mammography are more likely than unscreened women to undergo other preventive health services like screening for cervical cancer and osteoporosis, according to a major new study. (2018-06-05)
ASCO & NEJM: AI plus ovarian suppression yields benefit in high-risk younger breast cancer patients
Premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer and a high risk of recurrence who are treated with an aromatase inhibitor plus ovarian function suppression may gain 10 to 15 percent improvement in freedom from distant recurrence at eight years, according to a new clinical trial analysis reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. (2018-06-04)
First study of neoadjuvant use of PARP inhibitor shows promise for early-stage, BRCA+ breast cancer patients
In a small Phase II study of early-stage breast cancer patients with BRCA1/2 mutations, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that more than half of the women who took the PARP inhibitor talazoparib once daily prior to surgery had no evidence of disease at the time of surgery. (2018-06-04)
Density gradient ultracentrifugation for colloidal nanostructures separation and investigation
Density gradient ultracentrifugation (DGUC), as an efficient way of sorting colloidal nanoparticles, can realize the separation according to their differences in chemistry, structure, size and/or morphology. (2018-06-04)
Landmark study finds more breast cancer patients can safely forgo chemotherapy
A 21-gene test performed on tumors could enable most patients with the most common type of early breast cancer to safely forgo chemotherapy, according to a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2018-06-03)
Study reveals hypnosedation as an effective alternative to general anesthesia for various surgeries
New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark shows that hypnosedation is a valuable alternative to conventional general anesthesia. (2018-06-03)
Irradiating chest lymph nodes in patients with early stage breast cancer improves survival without increasing side effects
Giving radiation therapy to the lymph nodes located behind the breast bone and above the collar bone to patients with early stage breast cancer improves overall survival without increasing side effects, and this effect continues for 15 years, researchers have found. (2018-06-01)
Beyond BRCA: Links between breast, second primary cancer and inherited mutations
Rates of inherited mutations in genes other than BRCA1/2 are twice as high in breast cancer patients who have had a second primary cancer -- including, in some cases, different types of breast cancer -- compared to patients who have only had a single breast cancer. (2018-05-31)
Researchers uncover cell types of the human breast epithelium
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists at UCSF and Northwestern University, have profiled human breast epithelial cells, identifying three new distinct epithelial cell populations. (2018-05-31)
Olfactory receptor as therapeutic target in bladder cancer
Researchers from Bochum have detected an olfactory receptor in the human bladder that might prove useful for bladder cancer therapy and diagnosis. (2018-05-29)
Young women at high genetic risk of breast cancer -- plastic surgeons play key role in treatment
With available testing for breast cancer risk genes, some women are learning at young ages that they are at high lifetime risk of breast cancer. (2018-05-29)
A cascade of immune processes offers insights to triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have discovered that tumor cells reprogram metabolic pathways to gain control over a type of immune cell that allows cancer growth. (2018-05-24)
Is lower-fat diet associated with breast cancer overall survival?
Women diagnosed with breast cancer during the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification trial who were following a lower-fat diet had increased breast cancer overall survival, although the increase was likely partly due to better survival from several causes of death. (2018-05-24)
Tumor cells evade death through in extremis DNA repair
p38 blockage has been shown to increase the death of tumor cells, thus causing tumors to shrink. (2018-05-24)
Jet streams experience traffic jams, too, driving extreme weather events
High above our heads, an unseen traffic jam is occurring as meandering jet streams cause eastward atmospheric circulations to become blocked, a process that can in turn create extreme events such as heat waves. (2018-05-24)
Surgery benefits older women with breast cancer
In a BJS (British Journal of Surgery) analysis of 18,730 older patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in the UK, the risk of dying from breast cancer was greater in patients treated with primary endocrine therapy than in those who received surgery. (2018-05-23)
Avoiding obesity and maintaining stable weight both important in preventing several obesity-related cancers in women
Avoiding obesity as well as maintaining a stable weight in middle adulthood could help prevent certain cancers in women, according to new research presented at this year's European Conference on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria (May 23-26). (2018-05-23)
Embryonic mammary gland stem cells identified
Research team led by Prof. C├ędric Blanpain identified the mechanisms that regulate mammary gland development. (2018-05-22)
SWOG sails into ASCO 2018 on a raft of research results
Researchers from SWOG, a cancer clinical trials group funded by the National Cancer Institute, will participate in 29 presentations to be made at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world's largest clinical cancer research meeting, which runs June 1-5 in Chicago. (2018-05-22)
Bladder cancer model could pave the way for better drug efficacy studies
In the journal Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report they have developed a model of luminal bladder cancer, one of the two subtypes of advanced bladder cancer. (2018-05-21)
New data changes the way scientists explain how cancer tumors develop
A collaborative research team has uncovered new information that more accurately explains how cancerous tumors grow within the body. (2018-05-21)
Mayo study identifies new potential treatment option for triple negative breast cancer
In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Mayo Clinic researchers identified that an FDA drug approved for myelodysplastic syndrome may be useful to treat triple-negative breast cancer, which is one of the most aggressive and lethal types of breast cancer. (2018-05-21)
Particle shows promise for treating the deadliest type of breast cancer
USC researchers have pinpointed a remedy to thwart a protein that helps the metastatic spread of breast cancer, a leading cause of death for women. (2018-05-18)
Immune cell provides cradle for mammary stem cells
Researchers have made new discoveries about how an immune cell known as the macrophage, which normally fights infection by swallowing foreign invaders, nurtures mammary gland stem cells through a chemical signaling molecule. (2018-05-17)
Stem cell signaling drives mammary gland development and -- maybe -- breast cancer
A unique tissue type in many ways, the mammary gland is cloaked in mysteries that scientists puzzle over. (2018-05-17)
New guidelines to help clinicians manage GSM in women with breast cancer
Although the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is more prevalent in survivors of breast cancer than in other menopausal women, it is commonly undiagnosed and untreated. (2018-05-17)
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