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MedicalNewsToday: Stomach Bacterium Damages Human DNA

14.11.2011   |   News of Science

The stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori is one of the biggest risk factors for the development of gastric cancer, the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. Molecular biologists from the University of Zurich have now identified a mechanism of Helicobacter pylori that damages the DNA of cells in the gastric mucosa and sets...


Science News: Cigarettes cause half of bladder cancers in women

10.11.2011   |   News of Science

About half of bladder cancer cases in women age 50 and older are now traceable to smoking, up from 20 or 30 percent in earlier decades, researchers report. The finding means women have now caught up to men in the percentage of bladder cancers attributable to cigarettes.


University of Iowa: Study finds new role for protein in hearing

3.11.2011   |   News of Science

University of Iowa scientists have discovered a new role for a protein that is mutated in Usher syndrome, one of the most common forms of deaf-blindness in humans. The findings, which were published Aug. 8 in Nature Neuroscience, may help explain why this mutation causes the most severe form of the condition.

Continue Researchers modify harmless bacteria to kill harmful bacteria

31.10.2011   |   News of Science

Researchers in Singapore have modified the DNA of one type of bacterium, Escherichia coli, to first sense the presence of another bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and then to explode, releasing a special kind of toxin that will kill it. Chueh Loo Poh and Matthew Wook Chang of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, describe their research...


Umeå University: New brain tumour gene identified for meningiomas

27.10.2011   |   News of Science

The causes of brain tumours have been hard to discern in most cases. But Umeå researchers have previously identified an inherited predisposition for brain tumours, and now, in an international collaboration, they have also discovered a genetic variation that increases the risk of a certain type of brain tumour, called mening...


Medical News Today: Shortened Telomere Length Linked To Higher Emphysema Risk

24.10.2011   |   News of Science

Animal studies have shown that shortened telomere length is closely associated with a higher risk of developing emphysema, researchers from Johns Hopkins University revealed in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.


Medical News Today: High Risk Ovarian Cancer Gene Found In Landmark Study

20.10.2011   |   News of Science

Women with a faulty copy of a DNA repair gene called RAD51D have a 1 in 11 risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to 1 in 70 in the general population, according to a landmark Cancer Research UK-funded study led by Professor Nazneen Rahman at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) published in the 7 August online issue of Nature...


Medical News Today: Tiny Diesel Fume Particles Raise Risk Of Heart Attacks

13.10.2011   |   News of Science

Ultrafine particles in diesel exhaust fumes can harm blood vessels, leading to a greater chance of blood clots developing in the arteries, resulting in a greater risk of heart attack or stroke, researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland revealed in the European Heart Journal.


500 years ago, yeast's epic journey gave rise to lager beer

10.10.2011   |   News of Science

( -- In the 15th century, when Europeans first began moving people and goods across the Atlantic, a microscopic stowaway somehow made its way to the caves and monasteries of Bavaria.


Melbourne Newsroom: Study challenges baby formula claim

6.10.2011   |   News of Science

Hypoallergenic baby formula does not reduce a baby’s risk of developing allergies in later life, a Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The University of Melbourne and John Hunter Children’s Hospital study has found.


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