Cancer / Oncology News

Researchers develop new method for DNA sequencing analysis

Up to today, researchers have been limited to running just a few DNA samples at a time, at a cost of SEK 100,000 (c. USD 16,000) per run. Now researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm have hit upon a new method that allows 5,000 samples to be run at the same time and at the same price. This cuts the cost per sample result considerably and constitutes a world record for the number of tests run in a single DNA sequencing analysis.

Walnuts best for heart when compared to other nuts

The latest research has shown that walnuts are the best nuts to prevent heart disease. Eating seven of the protein-rich walnuts a day could also help cut the risk of some cancers and type-2 diabetes say researchers. These nuts contain more antioxidants than almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, peanuts, pecans and pistachios.

Coffee provides protections from a type of breast cancer: Study

Recent research from Sweden has shown that drinking coffee may help curb the risk of developing a certain type of breast cancer. For the study they compared coffee consumption in postmenopausal women with breast cancer and women of the same age without cancer, they found those who drank five or more cups of java a day showed a 0.43 times lower risk of estrogen-receptor negative cancers.


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