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    Gold nanoparticles and tea compound treat prostate cancer with fewer side effects than chemotherapy
    July 16, 2012 Currently, large doses of chemotherapy are required when treating certain forms of cancer, resulting in toxic side effects. The chemicals enter the body and work to destroy or shrink the tumor, but also harm vital organs and drastically affect bodily functions. Now, University of Missouri scientists have found a more efficient way of targeting prostate tumors by using gold nanoparticles and a compound found in tea leaves. This new treatment would require doses that are thousands of times smaller than chemotherapy and do not travel through the body inflicting damage to healthy areas. The study is being published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "In our study, we found that a special compound in tea was attracted to tumor cells in the prostate," said Kattesh Katti, curators' professor of radiology and physics in the School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Science and senior research scientist at the MU Research Reactor. "When we combined the tea compound with radioactive gold nanoparticles, the tea compound helped 'deliver' the nanoparticles to the site of the tumors and the nanoparticles destroyed the tumor cells very efficiently."

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    Wow, this will be less painful and we can thank it on the hard work of our scientists.
     
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    Lifetime risk of prostate cancer triples...
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    Lifetime risk of prostate cancer 'has trebled'
    22 January 2013 - Estimates suggest boys will have a one in seven chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer
     
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    Don't tell this to the Medical Industrial Complex!
     
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    New research finds a link between early baldness and cancer of the male reproductive gland known as the prostate....
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    Study Links Early Baldness to Prostate Cancer in African Americans
    March 28, 2013 — The study involved African-American men, a group at particularly high risk of prostate cancer.
     
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    Gives brand new meaning to "tea-bagging"

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    Too much omega-3 could put men at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer...
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    Study Links Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Prostate Cancer
    July 12, 2013 > Fish oil supplements that are high in omega-3 fatty acids have been quite popular among people who take them to help with issues such as heart health.
     
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    'Exciting' new prostate cancer drug...

    'Milestone' prostate cancer drug
    29 October 2015 - The first drug that targets precise genetic mutations in prostate cancer has been shown to be effective in a "milestone" trial by UK scientists.
     
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    Better way to separate nanoparticles from plasma...

    New technology for separating nanoparticles from plasma invented
    Nov. 24, 2015 - Researchers say the new technique will help scientists track nanoparticles and better understand how they work as they travel through the body.
     
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    chemotherapy was developed from mustard gas...
     

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