Wednesday, 28 June 2017 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
The National Cancer Institute defines BRCA1 and BRCA2 as “human genes that produce tumor suppressor proteins. These proteins help repair damaged DNA and, therefore, play a role in ensuring the stability of the cell’s genetic material. When either of these genes mutates, or is altered, such that its protein product either is not made or does not function correctly, DNA damage may not be repaired
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How did we get small, loyal Poodles and Corgis, massive sweet tempered Great Danes, and thousands more dog breeds from wolves? What made people decide to breed dogs rather than pigs or foxes to become our best friends? An article inNature (May 2017) sheds light on this by describing research on the bones of 9000-year-old dogs.
Hot Fun in the Summertime As summer approaches, the beach and sunshine beckon us but don’t forget the sunscreen! Researchers at the Mayo Clinic studying the rise of melanomas (skin cancers) found that during 2000-2010, squamous cell carcinoma (also called cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma) diagnoses increased 263%, and basal cell carcinomas increased 145%. They compared
There have been hundreds of movies made about extraterrestrial life from The Arrival to Mars all of which can be found in the SciFi category of Amazon or Netflix. What if now those movies are transformed into documentaries? There have been several missions to Mars to determine if life existed. In 2011 NASA’s launched Curiosity,
We’ve all heard the old adage, “you are what you eat”—so what are you and why does it matter? It matters because eating well ensures a healthy life now and into the future. Your body requires nutrient-rich foods to help protect you against a variety of illnesses and can help reduce your risk of disease.
Gender medicine is an important new field in health and disease. It is derived from top-quality research and encompasses the biological and social determinants that underlie the susceptibility to disease and its consequences. In the future, consideration of the role of gender will undoubtedly become an integral feature of all research and clinical care. Defining
Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine explains how normal human biology differs between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. This revealing new research covers various conditions that occur predominantly in men, and conditions that occur predominantly in women. Among the subjects covered are cardiovascular disease, mood
Rodale Press, 2005 “Reading this book is a total ‘aha’ experience from start to finish. As a therapist and scientist, I cannot begin to describe how helpful it will be to anyone who has ever been perplexed, angered, confused, or frustrated by anyone of the opposite sex.” — Alice Domar, MD, author of Self-Nurture and
Palgrave, 2008 “Marianne Legato, who has devoted her career to studying the differences between the sexes, believes that the premature death of men is the most important–and neglected–health issue of our time. She has written a book for every man who wants to live longer and for the women and families who love them. Dr.
Simon & Schuster,1997 “well-organized book that is authoritative without being authoritarian. Many women will especially welcome finding straightforward answers to questions they feel would seem too silly or too embarrassing to ask in person.” — Publishers Weekly rich new field.” — Journal of American Medical Association A study based on questions submitted by hundreds of