February 08, 2010
Stem Cell Research Makes Another Advance
Scientists say they've developed a new and easier way to create what's known as pluripotent stem cells -- cells that can develop into one of many cell types for use in regenerative medicine.
'Third-Hand Smoke' Could Be Troublesome, Too
Tobacco smoke residue found on indoor surfaces -- so-called "third-hand smoke" -- can interact with airborne compounds to form new, potentially cancer-causing substances, research suggests.
Mediterranean Diet May Help Keep You Smarter
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet -- one rich in olive oil, whole grains, fish and fruit -- may protect aging brains from damage linked to cognitive problems, a new study finds
Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Financial pressure puts low- and medium-income women at particularly high risk for anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with the noninvasive breast cancer ductal carcinoma
(DCIS), a U.S. study has found.
Beer for the Bones?
Beer may help keep bones strong because it's a rich source of dietary silicon, which contributes to bone mineral density, a new study reports.