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Can Bench Pressing Help Breast Cancer Survivors?

May 30, 2017

In a novel research study to begin this week at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in Epidemiology, will help to determine the extent to which a slowly progressive program of strength-training exercises is safe for breast cancer survivors with and without symptoms of lymphedema. Lymphedema, which is characterized by a painful swelling of an affected arm and resulting loss of arm function, is one of the most common and fear...

First-In-Class Drug BBI608 Tested In Patients With Advanced Cancer

May 29, 2017

Researchers at Boston Biomedical, Inc., are working to develop a novel first-in-class cancer drug that works by targeting the stem like properties of some cancer cells, and so far, results of an ongoing Phase I clinical trial demonstrate early signs of a strong safety profile and clinical activity. "Cancer stem cells arguably represent one of the hottest frontiers in cancer research today," said Chiang J. Li, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer of Boston Biomedical, Inc., Norwood, Mass.,...

Bone Marrow Transplant Success Rate May Be Improved By Inhibiting Cell Signaling Pathway

May 28, 2017

Identification of a molecular communications pathway that influences the mobilization of hematopoietic (blood) stem cells could lead to targeted therapies for improving bone marrow transplant success rates. In a bed-side to bench approach, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report in Nature Medicine that pharmacological inhibition of a signaling pathway triggered by Egfr (epidermal growth factor receptor) increased the mobilization of hematopoietic stem cells in mice. ...

Only 100% Smoke-Free Environments Adequately Protect From Dangers Of Second-Hand Smoke

May 27, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) signalled the urgent need for countries to make all indoor public places and workplaces 100% smoke-free with the release of its new policy recommendations on protection from exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke in advance of World No Tobacco Day (31 May), which focuses this year on this theme. "The evidence is clear, there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke," said the WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan. "Many countries have already ...

American And European Parkinson's Sufferers Find Chinese Stem Cell Treatment Effective, Proving Western Debates Moot

May 26, 2017

Tiantan Puhua Neurosurgical Hospital, the world's leading center for effective treatment of Parkinson's disease using adult retinal stem cells, here announced that four more international patients returned home from China with a significant reduction in their debilitating Parkinson's disease symptoms. These success stories clearly demonstrate stem cells can effectively be used to treat afflictions like Parkinson's in addition to many other neurological disorders. More de...