Breast cancer survivors at higher risk for falls

St. Louis, MO, March 4, 2011 — The combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors. In a study scheduled for publication in the April issue of the Archives of Physical Medic…

Fighting cancer at your local Indian restaurant

Turmeric, a bright yellow spice from south Asia belonging to the ginger family, is the main ingredient in curries — and ancient wisdom suggests that it’s also good for your health. Taking this wisdom to the laboratory, Tel Aviv University r…

New cell therapy a promising atherosclerosis treatment

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown in a new study on mice, that cell therapy can be used to reverse the effect of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and reduce the inflammation that leads to atherosclerosis. The new cell therapy, which is presented …

CROI — Day 2: Selected highlights of NIH-supported research

The 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections is taking place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston from February 27 through March 2. Day two of this major HIV/AIDS research conference included the following selected presenta…

Probiotic identified to treat ulcers

Researchers from Spain have identified a strain of probiotic bacteria that may be useful in treating ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori. They report their findings in the February 2011 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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