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Health News : How cancer spreads: Metastatic tumor a hybrid of cancer cell and white blood cell ================================================================================

admin on 26/06/2013 21:45:00 By Helen Dodson - Yale Cancer Center scientists, together with colleagues at the Denver Police Crime Lab and the University of Colorado, have found evidence that a human metastatic tumor can arise when a leukocyte (white blood cell) and a cancer cell fuse to form a genetic hybrid. Drug-Induced Liver Injury Is On the Rise ================================================================================ admin on 26/06/2013 21:51:00 Bethesda, MD More people are being affected by drug-induced liver injury (DILI) than ever before, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Models From UCSB's Neuroscience Research Institute Point To A Potential Therapeutic Approach ================================================================================ admin on 26/06/2013 21:45:00 (Santa Barbara, California) Building on research published eight years ago in the journal Chemistry and Biology, Kenneth S. Kosik, Harriman Professor in Neuroscience and co-director of the Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI) at UC Santa Barbara, and his team have now applied their findings to two distinct, well-known mouse models, demonstrating a new potential target in the fight against Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Hold The Medicinal Lettuce ================================================================================ admin on 26/06/2013 21:45:00 Research suggesting genetic elements from plants make it into eaters bloodstream turns out to be a false positive Hyperconnectivity found in brains of children with autism, study says ================================================================================ admin on 26/06/2013 21:32:00 BY ERIN DIGITALE - The brains of children with autism show higher-than-normal connectivity along many neural networks, a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. Why Is Pulmonary Hypertension at High Altitude So Common and Dangerous? ================================================================================ admin on 26/06/2013 21:32:00 New Rochelle, NY Everyone who climbs to high altitude will develop pulmonary hypertension, a temporary constriction of blood vessels that results in increasing strain on the right heart. DNA reverse vaccine reduces levels of immune cells believed responsible for type-1 diabetes, study shows ================================================================================ admin on 26/06/2013 21:27:00

BY BRUCE GOLDMAN - A clinical trial of a vaccine, led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers and designed to combat type-1 diabetes, has delivered initially promising results, suggesting that it may selectively counter the errant immune response that causes the disease. One in ten female German or British tourists holidaying in southern Europe suffers sexual harassment ================================================================================ admin on 26/06/2013 21:30:00 The European Institute of Studies on Prevention (Irefrea) surveyed more than 6,000 people in various airports in Mediterranean countries during summer 2009 to find out the levels of harassment and sex against ones will that had occurred. According to the experts, one in ten female English or German tourists has fallen victim to these practices while on holiday in southern Europe, as well as one in 15 males, as published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. 54% of pregnant women use insecticides that are harmful to the foetus ================================================================================ admin on 26/06/2013 21:30:00 Pregnancy and infancy are the periods of greatest vulnerability to the use of household insecticides. This if one of the findings of the first study of its kind to be carried out in Spain, which concludes that more than half of expectant mothers routinely use these chemical compounds. HIV-positive men show high rates of papillomavirus infection at oral, anal and penile sites ================================================================================ admin on 26/06/2013 21:28:00 Scientists in Barcelona have found a high presence of papillomavirus infection in oral, anal and penile cavities in HIV-positive men, particularly in the anal cavities of men who have homosexual sex. The researchers recommend routine examination of the three areas in all men, independently of their sexual behaviour.