Month: March 2010

Presence of Abnormal Glycoproteins May Help Early Cancer Detection

Antibodies that latch on to abnormal glycoproteins may serve as a new biomarker for early cancer detection, according a recent study conducted at Copenhagen University in Denmark and supported in part by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Glycoproteins are a specific class of proteins that are connected to sugar molecules. Within this class of proteins, …

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Occupational and Environmental Health

Issues related to environmental and occupational health have an important role to play in emergency medicine, pediatrics, primary care practice, and the various medical specialties. Work-related or environmental exposures may be associated with symptoms experienced by a patient. The environmental exposure history of a patient may prompt necessary interventions in order to prevent potential injuries …

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Mexico’s Wealthiest Man Pledges $65 Million for Medical Research

A 3-year genomics projects intent on studying the genetic nature of cancer, type II diabetes and kidney disease has been initiated by Carlos Slim – one of the wealthiest men in the world. Recently, Slim pledged $65 million to be received by the Slim Initiative for Genomic Medicine. The initiative is a joint partnership between …

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