Nanotechnology may lead to new treatment of liver cancer

Nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer, according to a team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They used molecular-sized bubbles filled with chemotherapy drugs to prevent cell growth and initiate cell death i…

Gastric bypass alters sweet taste function

Gastric bypass surgery decreases the preference for sweet-tasting substances in obese rats, a study finding that could help in developing safer treatments for the morbidly obese, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
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Personalized treatment may help some liver cancer patients

A more personalized treatment for people with a type of metastatic liver cancer –hepatocellular carcinoma — may be possible by targeting the protein c-Met, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is …

Melanoma uses body’s immune system to spread to lungs

The way melanoma cells use the immune system to spread and develop into lung tumors may lead to a therapy to decrease development of these tumors, according to Penn State researchers.
“Melanoma is the most aggressive and metastatic form of skin ca…

Americans struggle with long-term weight loss

Only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
While that number is larger than most weight-loss clinical trials report,…

Study tests new way to administer ‘the pill’ to eliminate monthly periods

Given a choice, many women would probably opt out of the monthly cramping, bloating, bleeding and general discomfort that accompanies menstruation. A study underway at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is investigating whether a variation on the traditional oral contraceptive pill can prevent periods easily, safely and effectively.

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