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Latin brew bumps off colon cancer cells


January 24th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) A taste for Latin brew could be a potent and easy way of protecting oneself against the ravages of colon cancer.These cancer cells, when exposed to ... Read more...

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Novel peptide ‘kills’ cancer cells more effective than current therapies


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel peptide that can act as a potent inducer of cancer cell death, which may have significant implications for therapeutic agents used to treat ... Read more...

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New molecule may save brain cells from neurodegeneration, stroke


January 19th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A molecule that can make brain cells resistant to programmed cell death or apoptosis has been discovered by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The ... Read more...

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Protein that makes tumor cells in breast cancer resistant to treatments


December 15th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have found a protein that makes tumor cells in breast cancer resistant to treatments.Researchers at the Andalusian Institute for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER) and the ... Read more...

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Gene-silencing that could prevent diabetes-related heart failure


December 10th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A series of in vitro tests has helped scientists to discover that silencing the TLR4 gene can stop the process which may lead to cardiovascular disease in diabetic ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise against non-small cell lung cancer


December 4th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 04 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a mechanism in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells that contributes to their ability to maintain and grow tumors.The previously unknown mechanism was brought forth ... Read more...

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‘Body’s natural cell-suicide program can fuel tumour development’


August 1st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have made a discovery that has turned on its head scientists' understanding of programmed cell death ... Read more...

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How loss of key protein promotes aggressive form of leukaemia


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new research shows how the absence of an important tumour-suppressing protein gives rise to acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).CSHL Professor Scott W. Lowe. Ph.D., an Investigator of the ... Read more...

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Cancer Cells May Kill Themselves On Taking A Painkiller


June 21st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A U.S. research study has suggested that a painkiller may stimulate the cancer cells to kill themselves. The researchers of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research ... Read more...

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Promising new strategy for cancer therapy


May 27th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): A new research by scientists from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has suggested a promising new strategy for cancer therapy.Every cell contains ... Read more...

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Seaweed extract may help treat lymphoma


March 11th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new research has shown that seaweed extract can help treat lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.It is classified into Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's types, which are then ... Read more...

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Marine sponges may help fight cancer


February 19th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): The natural compound sceptrin, which is found in marine sponges, reduces cancer cell motility (movement) and has very low toxicity, researchers have found.Investigators at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic targets for childhood cancer identified


February 16th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of neuroblastoma, the most frequent solid tumour in young children.By studying human neuroblastoma cells in vitro and after xenotransplantation ... Read more...

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New discovery may help improve vaccine efficacy for elderly


October 6th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Scientists from Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake, New York have identified a potential target that could help boost immune system function in older individuals.The decreases in immune system ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on biological processes involved in cell death


August 14th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): In what may eventually lead to the development of new treatments for many diseases and conditions, scientists in the UK have made an important advance in understanding the ... Read more...

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Cell receptors designed to make our immune system stronger


June 3rd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Cell or 'death' receptors used by the body to shut down old, diseased or otherwise unwanted cells may also be used to make cells heartier when facing a ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil potential drug for liver carcinoma


May 23rd, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Chinese researchers have identified a potential drug for liver carcinoma.In a study, published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, a research team led by Dr. Jian-Guo Cao ... Read more...

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New way to reduce tumour-risk factor in stem cell therapy unveiled


May 7th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Paving the way for advancement in the field of stem cell therapy, scientists have discovered a method to potentially eliminate the tumour-risk factor in utilizing human embryonic stem ... Read more...

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How roughage keeps colon cancer at bay


April 14th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A high-fiber diet has long been considered beneficial in staving off colon cancer. Now, researchers at Medical College of Georgia have found that roughage keeps the disease at ... Read more...

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Inactivity leads to quick muscle loss


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 3 (IANS) Lack of use of muscles leads to their quick loss, says new Canadian research. Researchers at Toronto's York University say muscles shrink quickly when they are not used. According to ... Read more...

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Olive-skin pomace may protect against colon cancer


January 9th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A compound found in olive-skin pomace can protect against colon cancer, according to a new study.The research team from University of Granada and the University of Barcelona ... Read more...

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Researchers turn cancer friend into cancer foe


October 8th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Burnham Institute scientists have created a peptide that binds to a protein Bcl-2 that protects cancer cells from programmed cell death, and converts it into a cancer cell ... Read more...

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Fruits, veggies and teas may curb lung cancer risk in smokers


May 30th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Three servings of fruits and vegetables and green or black tea daily may protect smokers from developing lung cancer, suggests a new study.The new study from University ... Read more...

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Anti-HIV drugs may reduce vision loss


May 23rd, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A new study from Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Inserm U848, France has revealed that anti-HIV drugs may prove effective in reducing vision loss.The study conducted using ... Read more...

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Gene offers potential target for cancer therapy


May 21st, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A professor at the General Hospital of the Chinese Peoples Armed Police Forces has revealed that inhibiting a gene called NHE-1 in gastric cancer cells can induce ... Read more...

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Blood pressure drugs may help prevent pancreatic cancer spread


April 15th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have found that a blood pressure-lowering drug called an angiotensin receptor blocker inhibits pancreatic cancer ... Read more...

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Scientists discover how certain proteins control programmed cell death


March 1st, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin
London, March 1 (ANI): Researchers at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital have achieved a breakthrough understanding how certain proteins control the process of apoptosis, which rids the body of faulty or unneeded ... Read more...

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Researchers uncover new genetic association with schizophrenia


February 29th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): A new study has found that the variant of a particular gene, multiple epidermal growth factor-like domains 10 or MEGF10, is associated with the heritable risk for schizophrenia.The ... Read more...

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Scientists identify 2 genes that play key role in cell survival


February 5th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Centre have discovered two genes that play a critical role in cell survival during embryonic development.The study revealed that ... Read more...

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How environmental stress causes cancer revealed


November 14th, 2007 - 8:33 am ICT by admin
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Antioxidants found in legumes and bran may protect against UV radiation


November 14th, 2007 - 8:30 am ICT by admin
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New molecular target to improve chemotherapy efficacy identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:16 am ICT by admin
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Accumulation of sugar in neurons behind fatal kind of epilepsy


November 14th, 2007 - 2:39 am ICT by admin
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Ganges river zebrafish sheds light on blood vessel growth in humans


November 14th, 2007 - 2:15 am ICT by admin
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