Immune System

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Immune System Drugs for Multiple Myeloma

Posted on October 8, 2018

The immune system takes a real hit with multiple myeloma and makes it much harder to fight infections.  For this reason, your immune system is a focus in many of the mainstream treatments for multiple myeloma.  You might want to consult with your doctor to consider the different immune system drugs out there, what they […]

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Smart Needles

Posted on September 28, 2018

A smart needle is embedded with a camera to help doctors perform safer brain surgery. The device was developed by the University of Adelaide researchers in South Australia and uses a very tiny camera to identify at-risk blood vessels. The probe is the size of a human hair and uses an infrared light to look […]

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Complementary Cancer Treatments

Posted on August 24, 2018

There are therapies to ease your symptoms of cancer or the treatment side effects that might include pain, nausea, fatigue or anxiety. You might want to consider looking beyond the tandard medicine for some alternative solutions. The complementary therapies may not always cure the disease, (but certainly might) but many of them can help you […]

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New Food Trend, Koji

Posted on July 16, 2018

Consumer behavior is beginning to change in regards to food and is embracing more traditional foods. They are also relearning ancient culinary methods such as fermenting. This could be one of the most positive food trends in many decades as these fermented foods are really important for optimal gut health and plays a crucial role […]

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Cancer Cells Hijack DNA Repair Networks

Posted on July 1, 2018

The university of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) scientists have completed research that has revealed how cancer cells hijack DNA repair pathways to prevent telomeres, the end caps of chromosomes, from shortening and allowing the tumor to spread.  The findings of this research are published in the journal Cell Reports. When a cell is formed, a […]

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Halting Spread of Lung Cancer

Posted on June 4, 2018

A component of cancer cells, which act like a cellular post office, was found by the scientists at the Universities of York and Texas could be the key to preventing the spread of lung cancer to other parts of the body.  These findings could lead to new therapeutics, targeted at a particular communication mechanism in […]

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High BP Meds Block Cancer

Posted on June 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher Guillaume Jacquemet and Academy Professor Johanna Ivaska have screened already approved drugs and discovered that calcium channel blockers can efficiently stop cancer cell invasion in vitro.  These blockers are currently being used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) but their potential use in blocking cancer cell metastases has not been previously reported. Cancer’s […]

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Oh, Those Superbugs!

Posted on December 20, 2017

Common and serious infections are getting even harder to treat with all the bacteria, viruses and parasites that are able to survive some of the drugs we are using, like the basic antibiotics. These also include pneumonia. According to the World Health Organization they are in every country and if it keeps getting harder to […]

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Can Arginine Enhance The Immune Response?

Posted on December 15, 2017

Researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) affiliated to the Universita della Svizzera italiana (USI), shows that L-arginine, which is an amino acid that is consumed through diet, can actually boost the activity of a particular type of immune cells, called T cells. The metabolism of these cells is organized and the cells […]

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Bladder Cancer & Vitamin D

Posted on November 16, 2017

Other than the already known benefits of Vitamin D, could there be yet another important benefit?  Our vitamin D intake is important, as low levels have been linked to a risk of bladder cancer.  These findings are coming from results presented recently at the Society for Endocrinology conference in the United Kingdom. Evidence has already […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon