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Protecting against cervical cancer
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A new immunization campaign gets under way soon to protect 180,000 girls in developing countries from cervical cancer. The GAVI Alliance has chosen eight developing countries to begin administering the HPV vaccine: Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone and Tanzania in sub-Saharan Africa and Laos in Asia. More

ASCT 2013 National Cytotechnology Day contest
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The 2013 National Cytotechnology Day Contest is under way! Each year the ASCT promotes NCD and honors Dr. George Papanicolaou by hosting a NCD Logo Design Contest. The winning logo is used on NCD promotional products. Submissions are due by March 1. The winner will be acknowledged at the 2013 ASCT Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information, click here.


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March 19
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Research finds link between HPV, epilepsy
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Philadelphia researchers have found a link between a form of epilepsy and a common cause of cervical cancer. Dr. Peter Crino, professor of neurology at Temple University School of Medicine, says Shriners Hospital pediatric researchers at Temple have discovered evidence linking human papillomavirus 16, which causes cervical cancer, to a common and difficult-to-treat form of epilepsy in children and adults. More

Study: More mammograms could mean more problems for older women
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Researchers examined records of about 140,000 women ages 66 to 89 who had mammograms between 1999 and 2006. Some of the women had mammograms every year, and some of them had them every other year. It turned out that having annual mammograms did not reduce women's risk of being diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer, as might have been expected. More

Small-molecule drug drives cancer cells to suicide
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Cancer researchers have pinned down a molecule that can kick-start the body's own tumor-destroying systems, triggering cell death in cancerous but not healthy tissue in mice. The molecule, TIC10, activates the gene for a protein called TRAIL (tumor-necrosis-factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand), which has long been a target for cancer researchers looking for drugs that would avoid the debilitating effects of conventional therapies. More

New study shows bio-electric signals can nip cancer in the bud
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A bio-electric signal can identify cancer prone cells and potentially suppress their growth by the manipulation of the electrical charge across their membranes, according to a study. "The discovery helps establish a bio-electric basis for the early detection of cancer," said Brook Chernet, doctoral student who co-authored the study with Michael Levin, professor of biology and director of the Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology at the Tufts University. More

Cancer deaths fall for African-American men, disparities remain
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VideoBrief The latest report on cancer among African-Americans shows a good-news, bad-news scenario. While racial gaps are closing for some types of cancers, including fewer cancer deaths among African-American men, disparities are increasing for some cancers that can be found through routine screenings. More


Study: Multiple factors affect HIV prognosis
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In a major advancement for the field of HIV treatment, a new study has identified a more accurate method of suggesting prognosis for HIV patients. The new method, called the Veterans Aging Cohort Study index, takes into account factors such as hemoglobin level, platelet count and comorbidity. More

Health officials deal with growing AIDS epidemic in Latino community
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A rise in AIDS cases in New York City's immigrant community has prompted city officials to call it a "public health failure." But New York, which saw a 4 percent rise in AIDS cases among foreign-born Latinos in three years, to 31 percent, is not alone in dealing with a growing crisis in the Latino community — and health officials are scrambling to figure how to solve the problem. More

What researchers can learn from a failed TB vaccine trial
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A vaccine designed to protect infants against tuberculosis isn't as effective as researchers had hoped. The MVA85A shot, which contains a large snippet of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium, couldn't mount a strong enough immune response in babies to protect them from infection. More

Scientists use 3-D printer to speed human embryonic stem cell research
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A team of scientists is reporting a breakthrough in 3-D printing using human embryonic stem cells that could purportedly lead to lifelike bioengineered tissue and, eventually, artificial organs tailor-made for specific patients. Researchers have been able to engineer tissue samples in the past by combining artificial scaffold-like structures and animal cells. More

Quantum physics sheds light on cells
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For the first time, Australian scientists have explored the inner workings of a living cell using a new kind of laser microscopy that harnesses the laws of quantum physics. The technique could shed light on new biological processes, the motion of microscopic particles, and even allow quantum mechanics to be studied at a scale visible to the naked eye, says the study's lead author, physicist Dr. Warwick Bowen from the University of Queensland. More


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