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'Achilles heel' for Aggressive Prostate Cancer, New findings

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a promising new line of attack against lethal, treatment-resistant prostate cancer. Analysis of hundreds of human prostate tumors revealed that the most aggressive cancers depend on a built-in cellular stress response to put a brake on their own hot-wired physiology.

RBC transfusion Compatibility Improved With Gene Editing

The provision of blood for patients who require repeated blood transfusions, as well as for individuals with rare blood types, presents an enormous challenge to transfusion services worldwide.

While most people can safely receive a blood transfusion from donated blood, patients with blood disorders such as thalassemia or sickle cell disease require frequent transfusions.

With repeated transfusion, patients eventually develop an immune response to all but the most specifically matched donor blood due to incompatibility at the level of minor blood group antigens. The study has been published in EMBO Molecular Medicine.

Teen Tanning Addiction Afflicts Minorities

According to a Keck School of Medicine of USC study reports.??????, tanning addiction plagues teenage minorities in Los Angeles, and that dependency is associated with marijuana abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues.

Early Detection Of Melanoma With Skin Cancer Awareness

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. Dermatologists encourage everyone to be a 'Skin Cancer Hero' by learning this life-saving behaviour in conjunction with Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday.