CT identifies patients with high-risk nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

IMAGE: A and B, True-positive assessments in 58-year-old woman (A) and 52-year-old man (B) with high-risk NAFLD and associated NASH. CT images show hepatic enlargement, heterogeneously low-attenuation hepatic parenchyma, and surrounding… view more  Credit: American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) Leesburg, VA, January 22, 2021–According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), […]

Youth using e-cigarettes three times as likely to become daily cigarette smokers

An analysis of a large nationally representative longitudinal study by University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science report that starting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, before the age of 18 is a major risk factor for people becoming daily cigarette smokers. Reporting in the January 11, 2021 online […]

Cancer’s intelligence | EurekAlert! Science News

Dr. J. James Frost and The International Journal of Unconventional Computing will soon be publishing “Cancer’s Intelligence” which reports that Cancer can be analyzed as an intelligent system of collaborating and computing cells. The limitations of the current regime of cancer research and treatment are addressed, and the resultant need for new paradigmatic thinking is […]

Light smokers may not escape nicotine addiction, study reveals

HERSHEY, Pa. — Even people who consider themselves to be casual cigarette smokers may be addicted, according to current diagnostic criteria. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Duke University found that many light smokers — those who smoke one to four cigarettes per day or fewer — meet the criteria for nicotine addiction […]

Cancer’s dangerous renovations to our chromosomes revealed

IMAGE: Chongzhi Zang, PhD, a computational biologist with the University of Virginia’s Center for Public Health Genomics, has revealed the dangerous changes cancer makes to our chromosomes to build itself a… view more  Credit: Courtesy Zang lab Cancer remodels the architecture of our chromosomes so the disease can take hold and spread, researchers at the University […]

Oncotarget: Survival after resection of brain metastases: A matched cohort analysis

IMAGE: This figure depicts overall survival and local in-brain recurrence-free survival in the study’s subgroups. view more  Credit: Correspondence to – Bawarjan Schatlo – bawarjan.schatlo@med.uni-goettingen.de The cover for issue 32 of Oncotarget features Figure 2, “This figure depicts overall survival and local in-brain recurrence-free survival in the study’s subgroups,” by Hussein, et al. which reported that […]

Oncotarget: Evaluation of cellular alteration & inflammatory profile of cells

IMAGE: Percentage of apoptosis in PMC, A549 and/or MCF7 after 24 hours exposed to talc. PMC = pleural mesothelial cells; NC = neoplastic cells. *p view more  Credit: Correspondence to – Milena Marques Pagliarelli Acencio – milena.acencio@incor.usp.br Oncotarget recently published “Evaluation of cellular alterations and inflammatory profile of mesothelial cells and/or neoplastic cells exposed to talc […]

Thymoquinone induces apoptosis & DNA damage in 5-Fluorouracil-resistant colorectal cancer

IMAGE: TQ induces apoptosis and reduces proliferation in NOD-SCID and NOG mice. view more  Credit: Correspondence to – Hala Gali-Muhtasib – amro@aub.edu.lb and Wassim Abou-Kheir – wa12@aub.edu.lb Volume XX, Issue XX from @Oncotarget reported that TQ decreased the expression levels of colorectal stem cell markers CD44 and Epithelial Cell Adhesion Molecule Ep CAM and proliferation marker […]

Oncotarget: Th1 cytokines potentiate apoptosis of breast cancer cells and suppress tumor growth

IMAGE: MK-2206 in conjunction with immunotherapy slows progression of rodent HER-2pos tumors. view more  Credit: Correspondence to – Gary K. Koski – dendritic_cell@hotmail.com Volume 11, Issue 30 of Oncotarget reported that previously, the authors showed that anti-estrogen drugs combined with a dendritic cell-based anti-HER-2 vaccine known to induce strong Th1-polarized immunity dramatically improved clinical response rates […]