Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Exploring the World of Genomics and the amazing potential on the J. Craig Venter Institute

J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) scientists will demonstrate the applications of genomics science to new biologically-driven sources of energy and to uncover novel ways for mitigating the negative impacts of humans on our planet. Recent advances in DNA sequencing technology are also providing unprecedented...
April 26th, 2011 | News, Science | Read More

Synthetic Genome Vaccines

Novartis AG agreed to use technology from Synthetic Genomics Vaccines Inc., a company run by genome pioneer Craig Venter, in an effort to cut the time needed to develop influenza shots. Novartis and San Diego-based Synthetic Genomic Vaccines will work together to create so-called seed viruses, templates...
February 2nd, 2011 | News, Science | Read More

Can Food Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

No food or diet can prevent you from getting breast cancer. But some foods can make your body the healthiest it can be, boost your immune system, and help keep your risk for breast cancer as low as possible. And no food or diet can cure cancer, though some of them may help control treatment side effects...
January 11th, 2011 | News, Opinion | Read More

VITAMIN D – THE NEWEST SUPER NUTRIENT

At one of my last endocrinologist visits, the doctor suggested I have my Vitamin D levels tested, stating that Vitamin D deficiency is nearly universal these days. What!? This is not Seattle and I don’t just live in the Sunshine State.  I play tennis, golf, run, walk the dogs, and swim, all in...
December 22nd, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs, News, Opinion | Read More

Tips For The Cancer Patient During The Holidays

The holiday season brings with it each year a little hope, a little magic and the opportunity to make memories that can last a lifetime. For a cancer patient it can add some additional “snowdrifts” that need to be waded through. I offer to you, the person about to begin, undergoing, or recently concluded...
December 20th, 2010 | News | Read More

A New Low In Breast Cancer Fundraising?

When I heard about this I gasped. There is a bar in Minneapolis raising money for breast cancer by having women enter their boobs in a contest. I for one am not a big fan of the “T” word. I prefer “Boobs”not that a word change would have helped quell my disdane for this offensive...
December 10th, 2010 | Editorial, News | Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Going Strong

October is known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The first National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was in 1985 and was started by AstraZeneca, the makers of breast cancer drugs Arimidex and Tamoxfen. The idea was to promote mammography as the most effective way for women to fight breast cancer. In...
October 11th, 2010 | News | Read More

Vaccine Against Brain Cancer

(Reuters) – A small, early-stage trial of a therapeutic brain cancer vaccine developed by ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd showed that nearly half the patients were alive without their cancer worsening 18 months after diagnosis. The Phase 1 trial involved 16 patients with glioblastoma multiforme,...
September 1st, 2010 | News | Read More

Physical Exercise May Help With “Chemo Brain”

By Idelle Davidson – Physical exercise is hugely important to recover all those marbles we somehow lose during cancer treatment. Exercise increases blood flow (and oxygen) to the brain. In laboratory studies, animals that exercise regularly create new neurons in the hippocampus. That region of...
August 17th, 2010 | Editorial, News, Your Brain After Chemo | Read More

New York officials site indoor tanning cancer risk

Last year, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified tanning as a definite human carcinogen, putting it in the same category as smoking. New York health officials are now ramping up their regulation of more than 2,000 tanning salons and gyms offering...
August 17th, 2010 | News | Read More