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Can an app save you from cancer?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 7 June 2021
Can an app save you from cancer?
Can an app save you from cancer? Google have recently revealed plans to roll out an artificially intelligent, medically approved search engine for your skin that could name a rash or issue a warning about a suspicious mole. But while experts have largely welcomed its move, they also warn there could be unintended side effects for patients and doctors who rely on technology for a diagnosis. Chief health officer, Dr Karen De Salvo says it was created to help address the almost 10 billion ...
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Beyond Breath Testing: Using the GI-MAP to Uncover Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgroth

Posted on 2 June 2021
Beyond Breath Testing: Using the GI-MAP to Uncover Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgroth
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) indicates abnormal concentrations of bacterial in the small intestine. Although the classic definition of SIBO refers to the overgrowth of commensal organisms, opportunistic, and pathogenic organisms are often involved. SIBO is one of the most common issues reported by all of our patients undergoing cancer treatments. The current diagnostic standard for SIBO within the functional medicine community is a three-hour lactulose breath test. This test...
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The power of plant lignans : magnolia

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 2 June 2021
The power of plant lignans : magnolia
In therapeutic doses, honikiol, the extract of the plan magnolia, has demonstrated to significantly induce cancer cell death and suppress cancer cell proliferation. Honikiol is a plant lignan that constitutes an important group of polyphenols,with demonstrated effects in inducing cancer cell death and proliferation. Numerous epidemiological studies have shown that the intake of lignans is associated with lower risk of several cancers. These natural compounds have the potential to inhibit ...
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Cancer in the news: Medical and Scientific: Cells kept alive to plot their demise

Posted on 31 May 2021
Cancer in the news: Medical and Scientific: Cells kept alive to plot their demise
Medical and Scientific: Cells kept alive to plot their demise Researchers have been able to grow pancreatic tumour cells in a petri dish and keep them alive for almost two weeks in a groundbreaking development that has enabled scientists to develop promising new therapies for pancreatic cancer. By growing a pancreatic cancer tumour and keeping it alive in the laboratory for 12 days, University of NSW scientist Phoebe Phillips and her team were able to test a key drug and a nanomedicine ge...
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Tumor Microenvironment in Ovarian Cancer

Posted on 26 May 2021
Tumor Microenvironment in Ovarian Cancer
For a long time, cancer stroma has been considered as a passive by-stander in carcinogenesis, subjected to modification associated with the reactive inflammation. It is now recognized that the vascularization and the cellular composition of the tumor microenvironment influence the development and progression of ovarian cancer by controlling the availability of nutrients, oxygen, growth factors, and inflammatory and immune-regulatory soluble factors that ultimately impinge on autophagy regul...
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