Research Desk

Jun 17, 2016

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds is a primary cause of skin cancer Now researchers have uncovered a sunscreen gene that they say could repair the effects of such exposureSenior author Chengyu Liang of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California USC and colleagues publish their findings in the journal Molecular Cell

Jun 16, 2016

A new research has revealed that a shorter 4week radiation regimen is noninferior to the standard 8weekregimen when it comes to prostate cancer treatmentThe Prostate Fractionated Irradiation TrialPROFIT was conducted by Hamiltons Ontario Clinical Oncology Group and according to the director the study is A game changer The results of PROFIT are expected to have an impact on treatment worldwide

Jun 16, 2016

A new study concludes that children and adolescents with major depression do not benefit from most antidepressant medications and some of these drugs may do more harm than good The authors note that an increasing number of youngsters with major depression are being prescribed antidepressants They recommend that children and adolescents taking antidepressants should be monitored closely

Jun 16, 2016

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of CaliforniaRiverside reveals that the infection with the common parasite Toxoplasma gondii promotes accumulation of a neurotransmitter in the brain called glutamate triggering neurodegenerative diseases in individuals predisposed to such conditions They explain that excess glutamate accumulates outside of neurons and this buildup is regulated by astrocytes cells in the CNS

Jun 15, 2016

According to new study results adding mutated DNA from cancer cells into immune stimulating cells from healthy donors create an immune response in the healthy immune cells Inserting the targeted components back into the immune cells of the cancer patients the cancer patients own immune cells recognized cancer cells

Jun 14, 2016

A new IVFbased technique is likely to lead to normal pregnancies and reduce the risk that babies born will have mitochondrial disease according to researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Disease at Newcastle University

Jun 14, 2016

Researchers at RuhrUniversitt Bochum were the first ones to prove the existence of an olfactory receptor in pigmentproducing cells in human skin the socalled melanocytes The team headed by Prof Dr Dr Dr habil Hanns Hatt demonstrated that the violetlike scent BetaIonone can activate the receptor

Jun 14, 2016

Dentin is one of the most durable biological materials in the human body Researchers were able to show the reason for this can be traced to its nanostructures and specifically to the interactions between the organic and inorganic components Measurements performed showed that it is the the mechanical coupling between the collagen protein fibers and mineral nanoparticles which renders dentin

Jun 14, 2016

Scientists have identified a gene that causes severe glaucoma in children The finding validates a similar discovery made by the scientists in mice two years ago and suggests a target for future therapies to treat the devastating eye disease that currently has no cure

Jun 14, 2016

According to a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center the presence of high saturated fatty acids in breast tissue may be a useful indicator of cancer in postmenopausal women Specifically the researchers used a new technique developed in NYU Langones Department of Radiology that helps identify the relationship between fatty acids and breast cancer