Researchers target telomerase for killing NRAS-mutant melanoma cells

Targeting telomerase was effective at killing NRAS-mutant melanoma cells, and the impact was further enhanced when the strategy was paired with an inhibitor of mitochondrial function, according to study results by The Wistar Institute published in Oncogene. “Many melanoma patients do not benefit from new treatment options or experience disease progression because of resistance. Our […]

Hair products used by Black women contain dozens of hazardous chemicals

A new report published today in the journal Environmental Research shows that Black women are potentially exposed to dozens of hazardous chemicals through the hair products they use. The study, by scientists at Silent Spring Institute, is the first to measure concentrations of endocrine-disrupting chemicals–substances that interfere with the body’s hormones–in a variety of hair […]

Belief in fake causes of cancer is rife

Mistaken belief in mythical causes of cancer is rife according to new research jointly funded by Cancer Research UK and published today (Thursday) in the European Journal of Cancer. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Leeds surveyed 1,330 people in England and found that more than 40% wrongly thought that stress […]

Alcohol damages microbiome in the mouth

A new study has shown that alcohol alters and damages the natural bacterial environment in the mouth. The study titled, “Drinking alcohol is associated with variation in the human oral microbiome in a large study of American adults,” published this week (24th April 2018) in the journal Microbiome explored the effects of alcohol on these […]

Researchers develop new method for early and accurate breast cancer screening

A new method for early and accurate breast cancer screening has been developed by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center, using commercially available technology. The researchers were able to isolate relevant data to more accurately identify breast cancer biomarkers using two different electronic nose gas sensors for breath, along […]