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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Crunch and Cure 

Further study of GlaxoSmithKline's HPV vaccine suggests that it is safe and effective for as much as 4 and a half years. The vaccine protects against four strains of HPV most commonly associated with cervical cancer, and has the potential to prevent as much as 80 per cent of cases.

Besides vaccines, a healthy diet can help prevent disease. Yet more research indicates that eating cruciferous veggies may stop prostate cancer growth. The effect seems to stem from isothiocyanates (ITCs), which are produced when the plants are cut or chewed. All the more reason to eat your broccoli!!

Not crunchy at all, but closer to veggie than vaccine, Wayne State scientists managed to restore some visual perception to blinded mice. They replaced the destroyed rods and cones by grafting photoreceptive compounds from green algae on to the surviving retinal cells. This is really cool!

And I still haven't picked a grad school. Ahhhh!

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