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Aspartame-Cancer Link Exposed: Increasing Your Cancer Risk

Aspartame-Cancer Link Exposed: Increasing Your Cancer Risk | this curious life | Scoop.it
It seems the aspartame-cancer link has been exposed...again, with recent research revealing how various cancers are triggered by aspartame and diet soda.

 

'One can of diet soda each day can increase leukemia risk in men and women by 42 percent, increase multiple myeloma risk in men by 102 percent, and increase the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 31 percent in men.'

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Skin cancer detection breakthrough

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Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital have pinpointed when seemingly innocuous skin pigment cells mutate into melanoma.

 

'Because cancer is traditionally regarded as a genetic disease involving permanent defects that directly affect the DNA sequence, this new finding of a potentially reversible abnormality that surrounds the DNA (thus termed “epigenetic”) is a hot topic in cancer research, according to the researchers.'

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We Evolved To Eat Meat, But How Much Is Too Much? : NPR

We Evolved To Eat Meat,  But How Much Is Too Much? : NPR | this curious life | Scoop.it
Scientists agree we evolved to eat meat, but some of us may be pushing the limits of consumption. Paleo diet enthusiasts believe meals should be more like early man's, but modern doctors disagree.
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No sh*t – a new test for bowel cancer

No sh*t – a new test for bowel cancer | this curious life | Scoop.it
By Andreas Kahl and Owen Craig

 

'We have been working in the area of colon cancer prevention and detection for some time, and the announcement this week of a major step towards a more effective and reliable blood-based test for bowel cancer is delivering on this major research effort.

 

The test is the result of a five-year scientific collaboration between CSIRO, Australian biotech company Clinical Genomics and Flinders University in Adelaide. Such a test has been the goal for many scientists working in molecular diagnostics around the world, and this development is a major step forward.'

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Researchers stumble upon male pill breakthrough - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Researchers stumble upon male pill breakthrough - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | this curious life | Scoop.it
Researchers stumble upon a compound that may finally lead to a birth control pill for men.

 

A lab which focuses on developing new drugs to undermine the molecular memory of cancer cells that tell them to divide found that those memory markers are distributed throughout the genome, the DNA that makes up a person's genetic code, and this has been likened to post-it notes that give cells instructions.

 

The team at the lab was experimenting with a compound developed in Dr Bradner's lab called JQ1, which was originally synthesised at Dana-Farber to block BRD4, a cancer-causing gene.

 

They discovered that it appears to target a protein specific to the testes called BRDT that instructs sperm to mature.

 

The compound does not appear to do damage to sperm-making cells, but they forget how to create mature sperm while under the influence of the drug.

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