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In conclusion, euphol exerted in vitro and i n vivo cytotoxicity against glioma cells, through several cancer pathways, including the activation of autophagy-associated cell death. These findings provide experimental support for further development of euphol as a novel therapeutic agent for GBM, either alone or in combination chemotherapy.
Source: Investigational New Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Alcohol is the second most commonly consumed drug in the United Kingdom, so it ’s important to appreciate the risk levels associated with alcohol consumption. Many oral health effects have shown relationships to alcohol use or misuse, including oral cancer, caries, periodontal disease, halitosis, tooth wear, staining, and trauma. In addition, alcohol has effects on patients’ general, social, and psychological health, which can influence dental treatment. The basic facts about alcohol use and information on the dentist’s role in caring for patients who consume alcohol were discussed.
Source: Dental Abstracts - Category: Dentistry Tags: Hands On Source Type: research
(Natural News) You may want to rethink about downing another bottle of beer. Scientists have confirmed that alcohol increases the risk of getting cancer. Research revealed that frequent alcohol drinkers are more prone to contract cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, larynx, breast, liver, colon or rectum, and stomach. Several studies were conducted aiming...
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A new study confirms something we here at have been emphasizing for many years: Health news stories often overstate the evidence from a new study, inaccurately claiming that one thing causes another — as in drinking alcohol might help you live longer, facial exercises may keep your cheeks perky, and that diet soda might be a direct line to dementia. The researchers looked at the 50 “most-shared academic articles and media articles covering them” in 2015, according to data from the NewsWhip database. Seven of the 50 studies were randomi...
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BOSTON (CBS) — Enjoying a cocktail from time to time may be good for your health. A new study finds that light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of developing cancer and dying prematurely. Light drinking is considered one to three drinks a week. Researchers looked at almost 100,000 adults and found that drinking less than 1 drink a day was associated with the lowest risk of death, even compared to those who don’t drink at all. The study can’t prove that light drinking prevents cancer or prolongs life. Perhaps light-drinkers are more likely to engage in other healthy behaviors than heavier drinkers. B...
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common tumor worldwide. The relationship between the gene methylation accumulation and HCC has been widely studied. In our study, we used the Sequenom EpiTYPER assay to investigate the methylation levels of the RASA3 in 164 HCC samples and paired adjacent non-cancerous tissues, and the association between methylation level and clinicopathological features. The methylation level of the RASA3 in HCC samples was found significantly lower than that in the adjacent non-cancerous tissues (P
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
There have been many studies on alcohol and its impact on health, but the relationship is not fully understood. A new, large-scale study investigates.
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In conclusion, our study identified novel cancer driver genes and prognostic markers in HCC, reiterating the translational importance of omics data in the precision medicine era.
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We wish to acknowledge an error in our recent meta-analysis of the association of exposure to pioglitazone and bladder cancer [1]. After learning from Professor Azoulay that 10,951 patients (a figure not in the paper) were subsequently exposed to pioglitazone, his results [2] should have been included. The corrected hazard ratios (HRs) and numbers needed to treat for harm (NNTH) are shown in the Table. Although the additional study increases the HRs slightly making some of them statistically significant, the NNTH, i.e., one additional case of bladder cancer (1233 –4762) is far greater than the number needed to treat ...
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research
Conclusion The suggested strategy provides a reliable means of prospecting in-silico screening of natural products databases in the search for new dug leads as aromatase inhibitors. The hits so obtained can then be subjected to further phytochemical studies, to isolate and identify suitable compounds for further in-vitro testing. Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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