Could carrots beat prostate cancer Vegetable and other foods rich in Vitamin A help make disease more treatable Acid in Vitamin A can stop cancer spreading to surrounding tissueScientists dub the development as 'exciting' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:25 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:25 GMT, 16 April 2013 Carrots could be used in the fight against prostate cancer Carrots are the new weapon in the war against prostate cancer, scientists have claimed.
5 saliva test that assesses risk of cancer: It will be available at your GP surgery Test would detect high risk of breast cancer and prostate tumours Patients could then be monitored to catch tumours at early stageGenetic testing come about after four years of analysis by 1,000 scientists Doubled the number of genes linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 28 March 2013 A saliva swab that tests for the genetic risk of two of the deadliest cancers could soon be available at GPs’ surgeries.
Could a rogue gene be to blame for infertility problems Chromosomes must 'huddle' together to ensure an egg’s healthy development and fertilisationBut when the gene SRPK is missing, they cannot do this, say Edinburgh scientists By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 Scientists have identified a gene which could help solve the problem of infertility in humans.
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Bowel cancer 'could be fuelled by E coli stomach bug' Two-thirds of the 21 samples taken from bowel cancer patients contained the bug, compared to just one in five of those taken from healthy people | UPDATED: 14:12 GMT, 20 August 2012 One of Britain’s most common cancers could be fuelled by the E coli stomach bug, scientists believe.
Gene test that could predict breast cancer years before it strikes Risk of developing breast cancer can double in women whose genes are altered by environmental factorsBlood test could be used to identify those most at riskAverage risk of developing breast cancer is one in nine over course of a lifetime By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 04:55 GMT, 1 May 2012 | UPDATED: 08:34 GMT, 1 May 2012 A genetic test could help predict breast cancer many years before it develops, scientists claim.
‘Greedy gene’ that makes you eat more even when you are full is uncovered by scientistsCould lead to treatments for obesity | UPDATED: 19:28 GMT, 18 March 2012 The secret to staying slim may be all in your genes.
Artificial testicle could help infertile men father children by creating sperm from stem cells Fertility device in development after funding approved Aim is to 're-create testicle in an artificial environment' Experts say product will be ready in the next five to seven years Baby joy: Infertile men could be able to have children in a few years after scientists revealed they are trying to create sperm cells in an artificial testicle An artificial testicle that produces human sperm could help solve male infertility, say scientists. A team, led by specialist Dr Paul Turek from San Francisco, have been given the go ahead to create the device after receiving a substantial grant. Scientists have tried to create sperm cells before but have only managed to complete three-quarters of the process in the laboratory
Discovery of deafness gene brings treatment for hearing loss a step closerExtracting FGF20 gene from mice prevented cells which amplify sounds from developing May be crucial to efforts to grow new cells in humans which are lost in old age End of the hearing aid Scientists have discovered a gene which could hold the key to reversing deafness Scientists have found a single gene they believe could hold the key to age-related deafness. The breakthrough brings the prospect of a treatment to prevent hearing loss, which affects half of people over 60, a step closer. When the FGF20 gene was taken out in mice, the animals appeared perfectly healthy, but could not hear at all