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Teen Wins $100K Cancer Research Prize

Posted by PCF Admin on December 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - A 17 year-old California student, Angela Zhang, won the top individual honor at the Siemens Foundation’s annual high school science competition for creating a precise cancer fighting particle. The particle improves on current cancer treatments because it can deliver drugs directly to tumor cells, avoiding any damage to healthy cells. The particle is able to release the drug by laser activation avoiding more invasive procedures. Zhang said her research was partially motivated by her family’s loss of her grandfather and great grandfather to lung and liver cancer respectively. Read the full article at The Washington Post. Teen from California takes home $100K science prize for research on cancer stem cells

High Blood Sugar May Increase Colon Cancer Risk

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Research - A recently published study in the British Journal of Cancer suggests elevated blood sugar levels may increase women’s risk of colon cancer. Over a 12-year period women with the highest blood sugar levels were nearly twice as likely to develop colon cancer than women with the lowest blood sugar levels. None of the women had blood sugar levels high enough to be considered diabetic. The study hypothesized that high levels of blood sugar, or glucose, may fuel ...

Food Heavyweights Asked to Help in Childhood Obesity Fight

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Healthy Eating - The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), a Washington-based coalition chaired by First Lady Michelle Obama is focusing on the private sector to help stop the childhood obesity epidemic. In the past year the group has signed nearly 20 deals with the some of the biggest food companies in America. The PHA is working with companies to make it viable to offer increasingly healthy choices without hurting their bottom lines. For instance, Wal-Mart is currently working ...

Healthy Recipes: Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on December 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars

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