Prostate cancer is 5 different diseases

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015 Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK scientists have for the first time identified that there are five distinct types of prostate cancer and found a way to distinguish between them, according to a landmark study* published today in EBioMedicine. The findings could have important implications for how doctors treat prostate cancer in…

Vitamin E in front line of prostate cancer fight

Public release date: 18-Oct-2010 – EEV- Reposted at request from the HRR site – Survival rates of the world’s most common cancer might soon be increased with a new vitamin E treatment which could significantly reduce tumour regrowth. – “Previous clinical trials using another vitamin E constituent to inhibit prostate cancer development were unsuccessful, but…

Subclinical deficiencies of vitamin C and D have each been linked to psychological abnormalities

Public release date: 23-Sep-2010 HRR: Requested Repost – Patients administered vitamin C had a rapid and statistically and clinically significant improvement in mood state – “About one in five acute-care patients in our hospital have vitamin C levels so low as to be compatible with scurvy,” – Subclinical deficiencies of vitamin C and D have…

The symphony of life, revealed

  A new imaging technique captures the vibrations of proteins, tiny motions critical to human life              IMAGE:   Using a new imaging technique they developed, scientists have managed to observe and document the vibrations of lysozyme, an antibacterial protein found in many animals. This graphic visualizes the vibrations… Click here for more information.…

Probiotic therapy alleviates autism-like behaviors in mice

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges mr@caltech.edu 626-395-3227 California Institute of Technology Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed when individuals exhibit characteristic behaviors that include repetitive actions, decreased social interactions, and impaired communication. Curiously, many individuals with ASD also suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) issues, such as abdominal cramps and constipation. Using the co-occurrence of brain and gut problems…

Micronutrient supplements reduce risk of HIV disease progression and illness

Contact: Maydel Santana-Bravo santanam@fiu.edu 305-348-1555 The JAMA Network Journals Long-term (24-month) supplementation with multivitamins plus selenium for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients in Botswana in the early stages of disease who had not received antiretroviral therapy delayed time to HIV disease progression, was safe and reduced the risk of immune decline and illness, according to…