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Mechanism triggers spread of prostate cancer to bones

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has found a way that prostate cancer cells hijack the body’s bone maintenance, facilitating the spread of bone cancers present in some 90 percent of prostate-cancer fatalities. » More …

Antidepressant may impact DNA, study gains attention

 SPOKANE, Wash. — A Spokane study evaluating the effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (such as Prozac and Celexa) on sperm DNA integrity has generated international interest, according to Joanna Ellington and Clarke St. Dennis of Washington State University Spokane, the study’s lead investigators.“We are currently receiving e-mail from all around the world from couples who have had trouble conceiving while the male partner has been on SSRI antidepressants. Based on our preliminary data, several individuals have gone ahead and sent in sperm samples to study collaborator Dr. Don Evenson for the sperm chromatin analysis, which determines the level of damaged DNA in sperm,” states … » More …