Green tea compound may improve cancer drugs

Conclusion This study developed a new way of packaging and carrying protein drugs by combining them with a green tea extract called Epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), which itself may have anti-cancer properties. They formed a complex between derivatives of EGCG and the protein cancer drug Herceptin. Tests in the laboratory and in mice indicated it might have better anti-cancer properties than non-complexed free Herceptin. This is encouraging research and may lead to improvements in delivery mechanisms for protein drugs further down the line. But this research remains at a very early stage of development. The results from the laboratory and mice studies need to be confirmed by other research groups before the team can consider testing potential treatments in humans. Only then will they be able to assess whether such a drug delivery system could benefit people. These further studies will have to pay special attention to potential side effects of the drugs. Green tea extracts are often the subject of news headlines, often in the very early stages of drug development. Other claims made about green tea include how it can help prevent prostate cancer, reduce stroke risk, boost the ability of the brain, and help ward off Alzheimer's disease. Some people have even gone as far as claiming the beverage is a “"superfood". Many of these claims are not backed by robust evidence, however. Overall, this new nanotechnology might prove useful in many years' t...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Source Type: news

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Authors: Krajewski W, Halska U, Poletajew S, Piszczek R, Bieżyński B, Matyjasek M, Tukiendorf A, Menzel F, Mazur M, Rymaszewska J, Zdrojowy R Abstract The standard of care in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer consists of transurethral tumor resection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURB) on the patients' self-reported depression, anxiety, sexual satisfaction, and erectile dysfunction. Psychological condition of 252 male patients who underwent TURB was prospectively evaluated. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), simplified Internation...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, hASCs exhibited some particular characteristics of aged stem cells when the number of subculture cells increased. However, up to passage 10, ASCs also retained almost all of the characteristics of MSCs. PMID: 30242785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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Source: Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Cell Mol Biol Lett Source Type: research
We report 45 common human miRNAs deregulated in both pulmonary tuberculosis and lung cancer. We show that sRNA_1096 and sRNA_1414 from M. tuberculosis have sequence homology with human mir-21. Hence, the potential role of these three small non-coding RNAs in rifampicin resistance in pulmonary tuberculosis is implied. Further, the linking of sRNA_1096 and sRNA_1414 from M. tuberculosis with the host lung tumorigenesis is inferred. Nonetheless, further analysis and validation is required to associate these three non-coding RNAs with Mycobacterium associated increased risk of lung cancer. PMID: 30237679 [PubMed]
Source: Bioinformation - Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Tags: Bioinformation Source Type: research
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Source: Food and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Food Nutr Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Following acute stroke onset, time elapsed for EMS response and transport is relatively short compared to the lengthy intervals elapsing between symptom onset and 9-1-1 system activation, regardless of demographics. Exploration of innovative strategies to improve public education regarding stroke symptoms and immediate 9-1-1 system activation are strongly recommended. PMID: 30239244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Prehosp Emerg Care Source Type: research
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Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A considerable proportion of cancer cases are attributable to excess weight, physical inactivity, and unhealthy dietary habits. Major prevention efforts are needed to reduce the cancer incidence attributable to these avoidable factors. PMID: 30236216 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A considerable proportion of cancer cases are attributable to smoking and high alcohol consumption. More rigorous prevention efforts are required to achieve significant reductions in the prevalence of these risk factors and the attributable cancer burden. PMID: 30236215 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
Authors: Katalinic A PMID: 30236213 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
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