Study: Biomarker in urine may offer noninvasive detection of prostate cancer

A research study published in the journal Neoplasia and led by principal investigator Nallasivam Palanisamy, Ph.D., associate scientist in the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Health System, has identified a novel prostate cancer gene fusion involving the KLK4 protein coding gene and KLKP1 pseudogene. This unique biomarker can be Continue Reading

Childhood TB shot may offer long-term protection from lung cancer

(HealthDay)鈥擜 tuberculosis vaccine commonly used in other parts of the world might reduce a person’s risk of developing lung cancer if given early in childhood, a six-decade-long study reports. The Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine is the only vaccine approved for preventing tuberculosis (TB)鈥攁 potentially fatal infectious disease that typically attacks Continue Reading

Combination targeted therapy may offer hope to infants with a deadly type of leukemia

City of Hope researchers have identified a potential combination targeted therapy for a deadly type of leukemia found in some infants, a population too young to receive full-blown chemotherapy. Called “mixed lineage leukemia (MLL)-rearranged B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL),” this blood cancer subtype comes with bleak health outcomes (overall Continue Reading

Nutrients in whey protein may offer solutions to diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and poor bone formation

A plant-based diet can be beneficial to your health in many ways, but some experts have voiced concerns that people who avoid animal-derived foods entirely are missing out on some very useful nutrients that can help fight chronic disease. Dr. Ian Givens, a food chain nutrition professor at the University Continue Reading

Bryophytes offer a plethora of medicinal uses for tribal peoples around the world: Review

Researchers from the Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology have put together a compilation of the medicinal benefits of different bryophytes species. This was done in response to the absence of such a list prior to the efforts of the study authors. The researchers gathered the necessary information Continue Reading

Salep (orchid extract) found to offer protective effects against isoniazid medication toxicity of the liver

Isoniazid is a commonly used drug for treating tuberculosis, but its hepatotoxic side effects can interfere with the course of treatment. In a study published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, researchers suggest using orchid extract (salep) to protect the liver against the effects of isoniazid. The researchers set out to Continue Reading

Botanical antimicrobials offer effective alternatives to synthetic antibiotics

The development of antibiotics has reduced overall mortality and morbidity from infectious diseases, but it has also led to the rise of resistant microbial strains. In response, scientists have turned to medicinal plants for cures and treatments to diseases. In connection with this, a study published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Continue Reading