Archive: 01/18/2011

Scientists identify avoidable breast cancer risk factors

Many risk factors for breast cancer are well studied and documented. Thus, scientists are sure by now that early first menstrual period, late onset of menopause and a family history of breast cancer are associated with an ...

dateJan 18, 2011 in Cancer
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Breakthrough for more efficient drug development

Developing new drugs is a highly costly and time-consuming process. Of 20 candidates, 19 are normally rejected because they don't work or have unwanted side effects. Now a research team led by Professor Lars Baltzer at Uppsala ...

dateJan 18, 2011 in Biochemistry
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A different path to fat-related heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. But heart disease is more than just one disease; there are many different 'flavors' that can result from a heart attack, high blood ...

dateJan 18, 2011 in Medical research
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New romaine lettuce lines launched

California and Arizona, the two largest lettuce-producing states, account for more than 95% of the lettuce grown in the United States. Since the early 1990s, the states' lettuce crops have been subject to ...

dateJan 18, 2011 in Biotechnology
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