Chemotherapy causes a 30 Fold Increase in WNT16B which drives more cancer and resistance (2nd Confirmation)

Public release date: 5-Aug-2012 [ Contact: Kristen Woodward kwoodwar@fhcrc.org 206-667-5095 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Researchers discover new mechanism behind resistance to cancer treatment Finding could lead to development of better therapies SEATTLE – Developing resistance to chemotherapy is a nearly universal, ultimately lethal consequence for cancer patients with solid tumors – such as those…

House Passes Bill Eliminating Senate Approval of Presidential Appointments (U.S.A.) Constitution Rewrite, Consolidation of Power

Written by Joe Wolverton, II By a vote of 261-116, the House of Representatives passed a bill rewriting Article II of the Constitution and divesting the Senate of the power to accept or reject the appointment of many presidential nominees. Last year, the Senate passed the measure by a vote of 79-20, so it now…

Chemotherapy can backfire and boost cancer growth: study

Source: AFP 5AUG2012 Cancer-busting chemotherapy can cause damage to healthy cells which triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumour growth and resistance to further treatment, a study said Sunday. Researchers in the United States made the “completely unexpected” finding while seeking to explain why cancer cells are so resilient inside the human body…

Top researcher snubs French honour over ‘industrial crimes’

A top researcher and campaigner on industrial health issues has refused France’s highest honour in protest at official inaction over what she described as “industrial crimes” in this sector. Annie Thebaud-Mony, director of research at France’s National Institute for Health and Medical Research, turned down the “Legion d’Honneur” in a letter to Housing Minister Cecile…

GPs hand out record 47m Antidepressant prescriptions… a rise of 9% in a year

  By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED:19:01 EST, 31 July  2012 | UPDATED:19:43  EST, 31 July 2012 Record numbers of adults are relying on Prozac  and other so-called happy pills, according to NHS figures Almost 50million prescriptions were handed  out by doctors last year – a rise of nine per cent compared with the previous 12  months.…

Red wine ingredient resveratrol stops breast cancer growth – FASEB Journal

Red wine ingredient resveratrol stops breast cancer growth New research in the FASEB Journal shows that resveratrol blocks the growth effects of estrogen by reducing the specific breast cancer receptors Bethesda, MD—Cheers! A new research report appearing in the October 2011 issue of The FASEB Journal (https://www.fasebj.org) shows that resveratrol, the “healthy” ingredient in red…

Glucosamine-like supplement suppresses multiple sclerosis attacks

Contact: Tom Vasich tmvasich@uci.edu 949-824-6455 University of California – Irvine UCI study shows promise of metabolic therapy for autoimmune diseases Irvine, Calif., Sept. 30, 2011 — A glucosamine-like dietary supplement suppresses the damaging autoimmune response seen in multiple sclerosis, according to a UC Irvine study. UCI’s Dr. Michael Demetriou, Ani Grigorian and others found that…

BPA exposure in utero may increase predisposition to breast cancer

Contact: Aaron Lohr alohr@endo-society.org 240-482-1380 The Endocrine Society Study finds perinatal exposure to BPA has effect on mammary hormone response Chevy Chase, MD—A recent study accepted for publication in Molecular Endocrinology, a journal of The Endocrine Society, found that perinatal exposure to environmentally relevant doses of bisphenol A (BPA) alters long-term hormone response and breast…

Natural compound helps reverse diabetes in mice – nicotinamide mononucleotide / NAD

Contact: Julia Evangelou Strait straitj@wustl.edu 314-286-0141 Washington University School of Medicine Natural compound helps reverse diabetes in mice Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored normal blood sugar metabolism in diabetic mice using a compound the body makes naturally. The finding suggests that it may one day be possible for…

New study shows inflammatory food toxins found in high levels in infants

  Contact: Mount Sinai Press Office newsmedia@mssm.edu 212-241-9200 The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine   New study shows inflammatory food toxins found in high levels in infants   Research also indicates reduction in intake of food toxins improves diabetes in adults   Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found…

Researchers Discover Why Steroid Treatment for COPD Is Ineffective

  Findings Offer Potential New Drug Target for COPD Therapy Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) leads to persistent inflammation of the airways and is typically managed with corticosteroids, a class of anti-inflammatory medication. However, corticosteroids do not improve survival nor alter the progression of COPD and may reduce lung symptoms as little as 20 percent.…