Protein Switches May Turn Stem Cells into Cancer

Stem cells offer great promise as a tool to reverse or prevent the effects of aging.  As cells become defective and die, new ones are continuously generated through the division of ...

Study Shows Most DNA Mutations are Linked to Aging, not Cancer

A fascinating and comprehensive study has just been published in the journal Cell which looked at how DNA mutations lead to a type of blood ccancer known as AML. The authors knew that ...

Why Cancer Rate Increases With Age

Cancer is the second leading cause of death and a scourge against extending lifespan. Though cancer may occur in children, it is clearly an age-dependent disease with incidence increasingly ...

Is Misfolding of P53 a Cause of Cancer?

Protein misfolding is the name given to a toxic process within cells that is a major cause of disease and even aging. The 20,000 or so proteins found and assembled in human cells work ...

Aspirin Reduces Melanoma Risk

Good evidence has already been reported that taking daily aspirin reduces general cancer risk and specific risk of colorectal cancer. By targeting molecular pathways involved in inflammation ...

Using Supplements to Prevent Cancer is a Double Edged Sword

The nutritive supplement industry is booming with over 30 billion in annual sales and about half the adult US population consuming them. People taking these agents in an effort ot ...

Poor Vitamin D Status Linked to Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer

Vitamin D is an extremely important compound as it is necessary for the proper functioning of over 3000 human genes. Not surprisingly, deficiency of vitamin D has been linked ...

Daily Aspirin Prevents Cancer

Cancer is the second leading cause of early death worldwide with 5 million new cases per year diagnosed in the US and Europe. A new large meta-analysis published in the journal Lancet ...

Extra Gene Copy Shown to Prevent Cancer, Improve Health and Extend Lifespan

Scientists have reported interesting new findings on the tumor suppressor gene Pten.  Pten is a member of a group of three other important tumor suppressors; p53, Ink4a, and arf. When ...

Study Shows Fish Oil Does Not Prevent Cancer and May Increase Risk in Women

Add another one to the list of studies that fail to support the use of commonly used supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil are often ascribed significant health benefits. Mainly ...
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