Thousands Will Celebrate Life And Cancer Survivors On National Cancer Survivors Day

Atlanta, Georgia - On Sunday, June 5, thousands of people in communities across the country and around the world will hold celebrations to honor cancer survivors and celebrate life on the 29th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. The celebrations will call attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship and show that life after a cancer diagnosis can be rewarding and inspiring.

FDA issues final food defense regulation

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply. While such acts are unlikely to occur, the new rule advances mitigation strategies to further protect the food supply.

Weight Gain in Children Associated With Low Hormone Levels

Rochester, Minnesota - A Mayo Clinic-led study found that obese teenagers have lower levels of a hormone potentially tied to weight management than teens of normal weights. The study is published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

NIH study visualizes proteins involved in cancer cell metabolism

Washington, DC - Scientists using a technology called cryo-EM (cryo-electron microscopy) have broken through a technological barrier in visualizing proteins with an approach that may have an impact on drug discovery and development. They were able to capture images of glutamate dehydrogenase, an enzyme found in cells, at a resolution of 1.8 angstroms, a level of detail at which the structure of the central parts of the enzyme could be visualized in atomic detail.

Brush up on dental care basics

Scottsdale, Arizona - Your smile depends on simple dental care habits, such as brushing and flossing. But are you using the right techniques? Follow these steps to protect your oral health.