– Key to breast cancer spread found
Doctors have found that four particular genes in our bodies work together to spread cancer. And, in the process, found that by turning off all four genes together greatly reduced tumor growth and spread. Currently, there are 2 drugs that are known to inhibit two of the 4 proteins produced by the genes. And the drugs have been found to reduce the growth and spread of the cancer cells. However, clinical trials have yet to be started and it’ll take a few more years before it can be clinical proven to work in humans. But it is definitely a good starting point in the quest to discover treatments to cure cancer.
– Fish pollutants ‘link to diabetes’
Pollutants in oily fish have been found to have a link with people suffering from diabetes. Researchers have discovered that high levels of persistent organic pesticides (POPs) in the blood resulted in insulin resistance and thus leading to type two diabetes. But researchers have also found that eating oily fish helps in the reduction of the risk of heart disease. Well, it’s back to eating everything in moderation.