Department of Veterans Affairs Archives
More gene links to breast cancer risk
Oct. 19, 2012—Two newly identified gene variants linked to breast cancer may aid in predicting disease risk and targeting screening and prevention strategies.
Target acquired for aggressive tumor
Sep. 27, 2012—New therapeutic target for angiosarcoma – an aggressive, highly fatal tumor of the blood vessels – identified.
Targeting new pathways to ease pain
Aug. 30, 2012—The spinal cord’s neuropeptide Y signaling pathway may be a good target for new pain therapeutics.
Gene linked to familial prostate cancer
Aug. 23, 2012—A rare, inherited mutation confers an eightfold increased risk of prostate cancer, a recent study shows.
Long live the therapeutic stem cells
May. 17, 2012—Enhancing stem cell survival is key to improving cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine, and a new drug could help.
Pathways to delirium in the ICU
Apr. 17, 2012—Study suggests that the “kynurenine” biochemical pathway could be a target for reducing delirium and coma in critically ill patients.
Plant compound quells inflammation
Apr. 6, 2012—Berberine, an herbal remedy for diarrhea and intestinal parasites, may be an effective treatment for gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases.
Smoking stokes cells’ cancer capacity
Mar. 23, 2012—Cellular pathways altered by chronic exposure to cigarette smoke may reveal new biomarkers to assess smoking-induced lung cancer risk.
Obesity turns “good” cholesterol bad
Mar. 21, 2012—Studies offer new insights into how obesity impairs the function of HDL, the “good” cholesterol.