Posts Tagged ‘fatty acids’

New Therapeutic Target for Lung Cancer.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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A new study published in Cell Reports found a new way to target lung cancer through the KRAS gene that is one of the most commonly mutated genes in human cancer and one that has been difficult to target. The KRAS gene (Kirsten Rat Sarcoma Viral Oncogene Homology) produces proteins called K-RAS that influence when cells divide, and mutation in K-RAS may result in normal cells dividing uncontrollably and turning cancerous. Genetic mutations of KRAS occurs in about 30 percent of lung cancer and are associated with aggressive, therapy resistant disease with a poor prognosis. “There is a dearth of treatment options for tumors initiated by this gene.” Researchers found that activity resulting from the ACSL3 gene is essential for the KRAS lung cancer cells to survive, and suppressing ACSL3 causes these lung cancer cells to die.

In their research they found that the enzymatic activity of ACSL3 is needed for the mutant KRAS gene to promote the formation of lung cancer and in addition fatty acids, that are substances of ACSL3 enzyme, have a critical role. Several complementary approaches including cell lines, mice, and tumor samples from humans were used to understand the role of the biological significance of ACSL3 in lung cancer in this study.

Interviews with Bill Gottlieb, Andrea Beaman, and Ellie Peterson on Nutrition, Weight Loss and Meditation Now Available for Listening.

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Bill Gottlieb, Andrea Beaman and Ellie Peterson were interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie on the Holistic Health Show yesterday.

Bill Gottlieb worked for Rodale, Inc for 20 years in a variety of positions, has written 10 health books that have sold over 2 million copies, written hundreds of articles, and had extensive media experience.  More information was presented earlier on this blog or can be found at:

Andrea Beaman is a natural food chef, author and television host who has been a contestant on Bravo’s hit reality show, Top Chef, is a regular featured food and health expert on CBS news,  has been on several of the major  shows such as Barbara Walters, the View, and Whole Living with Martha Stewart radio, and written for many magazines such as Women’s Health Magazine, Whole Living, Forbes Traveler and others. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at

Ellie Peterson is creator of an innovative technique that combines affirmations with meditation and yoga, and is author of Meditative Yoga ebook and Power of Positive Aerobics DVD. More information is available at:

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