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UC Davis study happy with ‘D’

Thursday, January 24, 2008
By Suzanne Bohan/Media News Group Inside a laboratory at Stanford University, researchers are confidently pursuing evidence that vitamin D plays an important role in breast and prostate cancer prevention. At Children’s Hospital Oakland, a famed nutritionist is convinced that widespread deficiency of vitamin D in the U.S.… continue reading

Shortcuts-This Week in the Journals

Thursday, January 24, 2008
By Sean Cavanaugh MD, Associate Editor, Clinical Correlations If you think the modern scientific literature is reading more and more like science fiction each day, get a load of this: apparently they are growing hearts in Minneapolis. More than an interestingly macabre headline, this represents a significant advancement toward a dream long held by transplant physicians, and allows for a more vivid imagining of the day when we have the technology to grow organs from an individual’s own stem cells.… continue reading

Email to the BBC – Joe Levy

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Dear BBC News team — The British Broadcasting Company on Monday broadcast a completely unsupportable statement about indoor tanning facilities, once again showing how anti-sun forces you turn to as credible sources are willing to distort research and say anything to support their over-the-top cause.… continue reading

Grant for Vitamin D Study

Monday, January 21, 2008
Studying the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and disease in vulnerable populations is the aim of a new $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to the Center of Excellence for Nutritional Genomics. “Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most serious public health issues facing the U.S.… continue reading

Targeting Stem Cells Can Block Growth of Deadliest Skin Cancer

Monday, January 21, 2008
By Rob Waters (Bloomberg) — Scientists halted the growth of deadly skin cancer by blocking the action of virulent stem cells in a study of mice. The findings, reported today in the journal Nature, lend support to an idea that is gaining increasing acceptance among researchers that stem cells drive the progression of many or all forms of cancer.… continue reading

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