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Chilhood Obesity "Pandemic" Promotes Cancer

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has compiled evidence from more than 100 publications to show how obesity increases the risk of 13 different cancers in young adults. The meta-analysis describes how obesity has shifted certain cancers to younger age groups and intensified cellular mechanisms promoting the diseases.

A Protein Acts as a Molecular Switch To Switch Off Tumor Cells

Researchers discovered a protein called LHPP that acts as a molecular switch to turn off the uncontrolled growth of cells in liver cancer. The tumor suppressor, which could be useful as a biomarker to help diagnose and monitor treatment for liver cancer, could also be relevant for other cancer types. The study was published in the journal Nature.

HIV vaccines: Phase I Clinical Trial in Progress

A Phase I clinical trial testing the safety of vaccines that might have the potential to prevent HIV infection will begin this month at four sites in the U.S., marking the latest step in a three-decade quest at UMass Medical School to harness the power of DNA vaccines in addressing a major global health threat. The study would also monitor the vaccine's ability to create an immune response against HIV. It is being run by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN).