The Nose Knows: Animals Sniff Out Cancer

Recently, in an article in the New Republic, ‘The Animals That Can Save Your Life’, journalist Emma Young introduces readers to the emerging science of training animals to detect things humans cannot. Having a powerful sense of smell can be very important in nature. Scent can signal food, danger, or the opportunity to mate. Some […]

Obama’s Cancer Initiative and Animal Research

Obama’s Cancer Initiative and Animal Research

During his recent 2016 State of the Union Address, President Obama took aim at cancer. Promising to “make America the country that cures cancer once and for all,” the President tapped Vice-President Biden to lead the national effort that will focus on immunotherapy, genomics, and combination therapies to “make a decade worth of advances in […]

ANIMAL-RIGHTS GROUPS DOG CANCER RESEARCH – NY Daily News 12/26/15

ANIMAL-RIGHTS GROUPS DOG CANCER RESEARCH – NY Daily News 12/26/15

Dogs have long been recognized as man’s best friend. But a new cancer study confirms that canines offer humans a lot more than companionship. Scientists just identified new genes that may predispose humans to lymphoma, a common blood-borne cancer. They arrived at this discovery by studying naturally occurring lymphoma tumors in golden retrievers, cocker spaniels […]

Chronic Inflammation Shows Greater Colon Cancer Spread in Mice

Chronic Inflammation Shows Greater Colon Cancer Spread in Mice

A new study in mice is proving that inflammation triggers colon cancer to spread and metastasize. Prostaglandin E2, or PGE2 is a pro-inflammatory bioactive fat, or lipid, found in colon, lung, breast, head and neck cancers. When high levels of PGE2 are found in cancer, it often indicates a poor prognosis. PGE2 normally activates when […]

Whole Cranberry Compound Shown to Reduce Colon Cancer in Mice

Whole Cranberry Compound Shown to Reduce Colon Cancer in Mice

In a new study in the fight against colon cancer, cranberry compounds are proving effective in reducing tumors in mice. Researchers fed four groups of mice with tumors whole cranberry powder, cranberry polyphenol extract, non polyphenol compound extract, or regular chow. After 20 weeks, the mice fed the whole cranberry powder showed 50% fewer tumors […]

Vaccine to prevent mononucleosis could be on the horizon

Vaccine to prevent mononucleosis could be on the horizon

Mononucleosis is a contagious disease that is most often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Symptoms can include fatigue, fever, rash, sore throat, aches and pains, and swollen lymph nodes, liver and spleen. Unfortunately, the disease takes a while to kick–while some patient improve within a couple of weeks, symptoms have been known to last […]