• Skin Scare: Could Your Moisturizer Carry a Cancer Risk?

    1 month ago - By Health

    By Theresa Tamkins
    THURSDAY, Aug. 14 - A surprising new study suggests that some common moisturizers might speed up the development of skin cancer-at least in laboratory mice.
    Don't throw out your lotions and creams just yet, though. More work is needed to determine what this means for human moisturizer users, according to Allan Conney, PhD, the senior investigator of the study published Thursday in Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Moisturizers are medically necessary for some people, and animal studies don't directly point to human risk.
    At most, the study is a "red flag that there...
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  • Study: Loss of tight junction barrier protein results in gastric cancer development

    Study: Loss of tight junction barrier protein results in gastric cancer development

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Tight junctions are multi-protein complexes that serve as barriers in epithelial tissues such as the skin or lining of the gut. Loss of a specific tight junction barrier protein, claudin 18, occurs in the majority of gastric cancer patients and is correlated with poor prognosis in patients with advanced gastric cancer.
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  • Unraveling the complexity of cancer biology can prompt new avenues for drug development

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Unraveling the complexity of cancer biology can lead to the identification of new molecules involved in breast cancer and prompt new avenues for drug development. And proteogenomics, an integrated, multipronged approach, seems to be a way to do it.
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