He says those who viewed the website that included videos performed one more risk protection behavior than those who visited the plain text site.
Perrault says MSU has been looking for the best way to inform the general public about their scientific discoveries, and is likely to conduct further research to expand upon this study's findings.
The study, “Testing the Effects of the Addition of Videos to a Website Promoting Environmental Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Practices: Are Videos Worth It?” was published online today in the National Communication Association's Journal of Applied Communication Research.
New research from the University of Michigan shows promise in someday being able to help the human body better withstand the rigors of chemotherapy and radiation.
Jian-Guo Geng is an associate professor in the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He's found that in mice, injecting stem cells into the intestinal tract makes the mice much better able to survive high doses of chemo-radio therapy.
Geng says the discovery may someday make it possible to cure late-stage, metastasized cancers. He says "People will not die of cancer, if our prediction is true."
The study found that 50 to 75 percent of mice treated with a stem cell injection survived what should have been lethal doses of chemotherapy.
Results of the research appear in the journal, Nature.