Drug Has Ability To Cure Type Of Leukemia

In people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), the drug Imatinib has been shown to drive cancer into remission, but the disease often returns when treatment is stopped. New research by UC Irvine scientists indicates that Imatinib could cure CML under certain circumstances if it is taken over a long enough period    
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Aggressive Efforts Needed To Curb Maternal Obesity, Expert Urges

aggressive-efforts-needed-to-curb-maternal-obesity-expert-urgesMost women get it - smoking and drinking don't mix with pregnancy, but not so with excess weight before and during pregnancy. Physicians need to be aggressively counseling women about the importance of starting pregnancy at a healthy weight, according to Temple University obstetrician-gynecologist, Vani Dandolu, M.D.

In a recent analysis, Dandolu and colleagues found that obesity, increasingly common in pregnant women, raises the risks to mother and baby. Overweight and obese pregnant women are at higher risk of C-Section, and less likely to breastfeed, while their children are at    ... Read Full Article

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summer-babies-more-likely-to-become-short-sighted-adultsPlanning for a summer delivery for your child? You might want to choose an ophthalmologist along with an obstetrician.

If your child is born in the winter or fall, it will have better long-range eyesight throughout its lifetime and less chance of requiring thick corrective glasses, predicts a Tel Aviv University investigation led by Dr. Yossi Mandel, a senior ophthalmologist in the Israel    Read Full Article

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copper-an-important-nutrient-for-fetal-brain-developmentCopper helps move telecommunications signals across phone wires, allowing people to talk to one another across long distances. Tiny amounts of copper, within certain enzymes in the brain, also help form key neurotransmitters that allow brain cells to "talk" to one another.

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists now have described how adequate amounts of copper are important to    Read Full Article

Research Links Protein, Stem Cells and Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment

research-links-protein-stem-cells-and-potential-alzheimers-treatmentA team of scientists led by professor Kiminobu Sugaya at the University of Central Florida may have found a new way to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

The team, which also included researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the National Institutes of Health, combined a technique for transplanting stem cells into rats and a newly discovered compound, phenserine. It reduces the    Read Full Article

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