Tag Archives: Cell

Vaping flavored Juul pods damages lung cell DNA, raising cancer risks

Juul pod flavors like creme brulee, menthol and mint blamed for getting teens hooked on vaping raise risks for lung injuries and cancer by damaging DNA, study suggests Sweet e-cigarette liquid flavors have been blamed for getting teenagers addicted to vaping  But little is known about how the chemicals in these flavors may affect the… Read More »

Global Blood’s sickle cell drug wins FDA approval, joining Novartis’ Adakveo

Dive Brief: The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Global Blood Therapeutics’ sickle cell drug voxelotor, completing a rapid review that took the regulator about 90 days. The accelerated OK is conditional on the biotech completing a study to confirm the rise in hemoglobin measured in trials so far yields clinical benefit. Global Blood… Read More »

“Smart” molecules that selectively target abnormal cell growth in blood vessels may reduce reoccurring blockage after stenting

Artificial “smart” molecules that selectively target certain blood-vessel cells and prevent abnormal growth, appear to reduce reoccurring blockages in blood vessels previously opened by stents, while sparing healthy endothelial cells lining the blood vessel. One molecule studied prevented vascular smooth muscle cells from overgrowing and blocking blood vessels, and the other caused these cells to… Read More »

Cell Phones and Cancer—Yes, Again

Sometimes, it is hard to believe that just 25 years ago, few people had cell phones. Now, it’s hard to imagine life without them. Of course, cell phones have come a long way from their original function of simply allowing us to make calls while away from home: expanding to offer texting capabilities, mobile computing,… Read More »

Legendary Texas Football Coach and Stem Cell Recipient Sam Harrell Returns to Coaching

In 2010, the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis forced Sam Harrell to retire from his position as Head Football Coach at Ennis High School.  But after receiving 3 courses of stem cell therapy at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama, Sam is returing to the gridiron once again.   Brownwood Lion Head Coach, Bob Shipley… Read More »