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June 26, 2022

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Breast Duct Treatment for Early Breast Cancer Eliminates All Signs of Disease in Laboratory Experiments

Delivering a targeted immunotoxin into breast ducts via openings in the nipple wiped out all visible and invisible precancerous lesions in laboratory ...

Scientists Discover New Molecule That Kills Hard-to-Treat Cancers

A new molecule synthesized by a University of Texas at Dallas researcher kills a broad spectrum of hard-to-treat cancers, including triple-negative breast cancer, by exploiting a weakness in cells ...

Half of All Women Experience False Positive Mammograms After 10 Years of Annual Screening

Half of all women experience a false positive mammogram after 10 years of annual breast cancer screening with 3D mammography, a UC Davis-led study ...

Long-Suspected Turbocharger for Memory Found in Brain Cells of Mice

Scientists have long known that learning requires the flow of calcium into and out of brain cells. But researchers have now discovered that floods of calcium originating from within neurons can also ...
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'Structural Racism' Cited in Study of Breast-Biopsy Delays

Black and Asian women are more likely than white women to experience significant delays in getting breast biopsies after a mammogram identifies an abnormality. Moreover, those delays appear to be ...

Lessons on How to Sleep: What We Can Learn from Worms

Caenorhabditis elegans is a worm that has been used for decades as a model organism. Researchers have found that a specific neuron, called ALA, and the amount of calcium it contains are essential for ...

Bone, Heal Thyself: Toward Ceramics Tailored for Optimized Bone Self-Repair

Researchers have determined chemical parameters that affect the rate of calcium phosphate ceramic conversion into hydroxyapatite in a simulated body fluid. Shorter carbon chain lengths in the ...

Scientists Discover a Potential New Marker to Personalized Therapy for Breast Cancer

A new study has discovered that 'crown-like structures' surrounding breast tumors in overweight and obese patients could hinder their response to therapy. The findings of this study could ...

Density, Benign Disease Raise Risk of Breast Cancer

Women with dense breast tissue and benign breast disease face an elevated risk of future breast cancer and could benefit from a tailored mammogram screening strategy, according to a large ...

Great Progress Thanks to Mini Organs

Life-like organ replicas -- so-called 3D organoids -- are a good way to research disease processes. A team has now presented a kind of blueprint for such a model of the ...

Stress May Be Associated With Fertility Issues in Women

Female rats exposed to a scream sound may have diminished ovarian reserve and reduced fertility, according to a small animal ...

Breast Cancer: Why Metastasis Spreads to the Bone

When cancer cells break away from a primary tumor and migrate to other organs, this is called 'metastatic cancer.' The organs affected by these metastases, however, depend in part on their ...

Some Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms Linked to Astrocytes

Abnormalities in a type of brain cell called astrocytes may play a pivotal role in causing some behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, according to a preclinical ...

Weapon Against Tumors, Boost for the Immune System

Radiation therapy is a proven approach to destroying tumors. However, it is possible that it might be able to do even more in the future -- namely stimulate the immune system at the same time and so ...

Study Finds Infertility History Linked With Increased Risk of Heart Failure

A woman's reproductive history can help predict her future risk of heart ...

Obesity Significantly Increased Heart Failure Risk Among Women With Late Menopause

While women who enter menopause before age 45 are known to be at higher risk of heart failure, obesity significantly increased heart failure risk among women who experienced late menopause -- at age ...

Antibiotic and Antiretroviral Drug Effects on Breast Milk Are Explored for Mothers Living With HIV

Infants carry a vast assemblage of bacteria, viruses and fungi in their guts. Combined, these microbes make up a complex ecology known as the gut microbiome, which plays a major role in health and ...

Reproductive Factors and Dementia Risk

Pregnancy, long reproductive span, and older age at menopause are associated with a lower risk of dementia in women, according to a new study. Inversely, hysterectomy, younger age of first birth, and ...

Levels of a Certain Hormone Could Predict or Detect Bone Loss in Premenopausal Women

Physicians may be able to determine if menopause-related bone loss is already in progress or about to begin by measuring the level of a hormone called anti-Mullerian hormone that declines as women ...

Viral Transformations in the Female Genital Tract Can Spell Trouble for Women’s Health

A new study uses next-generation gene sequencing to get a clearer read on the community of viruses present in vaginal microbiome samples and its implication for the development of cervical ...

The Surprising Diversity of the Fallopian Tube

A new study creates a detailed 'atlas' of the various cell types and their gene activities within the highly specialized fallopian tube, paving the way for new research into infertility and ...

Limiting Energy in Neurons Exacerbates Epilepsy

Epilepsy, one of the most common neurological disorders, is characterized by the spontaneous repetition of seizures caused by the hyperactivity of a group of neurons in the brain. Could we therefore ...

Study Identifies New Protection Mechanism in Breast Cancer

Researchers have identified a protein that protects against breast tumor growth and that can be linked to a better prognosis in breast cancer patients. The results may contribute to the development ...

Working Shifts May Delay the Onset of Menopause

It's no secret that working nontraditional shifts can wreak havoc on lifestyle and sleep habits. Shift work has also been known to have a negative effect on workers' health. A new study ...

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