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Nanostars harnessed to target cancer core


April 9th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Scientists are gaining the upper hand against cancer by developing a simple but specialised nanoparticle that directly targets the nucleus of a cancer cell."Our drug-loaded gold ... Read more...

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New technique diagnoses brain cancers non-invasively


January 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) A new technique diagnoses brain tumours non-invasively, eliminating the need for surgery in patients whose tumours are located in areas too dangerous for biopsy. The new ... Read more...

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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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Scientists stumble upon ’stop cancer’ gene


November 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a gene that halts a common form of skin cancer, potentially opening the way to better treatment in future.Stepen Jane, professor of ... Read more...

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Breast cancer cases in India to double by 2015: Experts


October 19th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Breast cancer has overtaken cervical cancer to become the leading site of cancer in metro cities and is expected to double by 2015, experts said ... Read more...

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Altered ‘ecstasy’ could kill some blood cancers


October 6th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) Altering the chemistry of recreational drug 'ecstasy' could help kill certain types of blood cancers, suggests new research.Ecstasy or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) was discovered in the late ... Read more...

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Molecular glue to impart cutting edge to chemotherapy


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 23 (IANS) When you drop a cake of soap into a sink full of greasy water, the grease recoils and retreats to the edges of the sink.Now, what ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Motor protein that blocks ovarian tumor growth found


April 27th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have discovered that a motor regulatory protein could block human ovarian tumor growth, leading to eventual cancer cell death and possible new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘All cancer cells are immortal’ theory exposed as a myth


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have hinted that not all cancer cells are immortal.In stark contrast to normal cells, which only divide a finite number ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New experimental drug slows down growth of ovarian cancer


April 16th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has found that an experimental drug that blocks two points of a crucial cancer cell signalling pathway inhibits the growth of ovarian cancer cells.The study ... Read more...

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Personalized cancer medicine now a step closer to reality


April 16th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have come one step closer to personalized cancer medicine.Identifying gene mutations in cancer patients to predict clinical outcome has been ... Read more...

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Small molecules ‘could block cell proliferation in cancerous human tumor’


April 14th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist and his colleagues have identified three novel small molecules that interrupt a crucial cellular communication pathway that regulates many aspects of development and cancer.These ... Read more...

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New fusion molecule ‘empowers immune system to fight cancer’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to tap the body's own resources to fight cancer.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a molecule that lies dormant ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug may provide protection against endometrial cancer


April 6th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): Metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes and also women with Polycystic Ovary syndrome (PCOS), may potentially provide protection against endometrial cancer, researchers at the University of Warwick ... Read more...

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New ‘nanodrug’ can attack breast cancer cells from the inside out


March 30th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have developed a new nanodrug that breaks down barriers to attack breast cancer cells from the inside out.Unlike other drugs that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New colon cancer marker identified


March 26th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Colorado Cancer Center have identified an enzyme that could be used to diagnose colon cancer earlier.It is possible that this enzyme also ... Read more...

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Full genetic blueprint of blood cancer offers new insights


March 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): For the first time, US scientists have mapped the full genetic blueprint of 'multiple myeloma', a form of blood cancer.The study from 38 cancer samples might now offer ... Read more...

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Japan’s nuclear crisis could create serious health problems


March 18th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A professor of pharmaceutical sciences has said that the nuclear power plant crisis in Japan could create serious health problems if too much radiation is released into the ... Read more...

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Synthetic compound may lead to drugs to fight pancreatic, lung cancer


March 10th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a chemical compound that may eventually lead to a drug that fights cancers that are dependent on a particular anti-viral enzyme for growth.Researchers at UT ... Read more...

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How ovarian cancer resists chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists at York University have uncovered a genetic process that may allow ovarian cancer to resist chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of our genetic makeup known as a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New personalized therapy to ‘fool cancer cells into killing themselves’


March 1st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1(ANI): A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has developed a personalized therapy that will fool cancer cells into killing themselves.Developed by Karli Rosner, assistant professor and director of ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology may lead to new liver cancer treatment


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers has said that nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer.They used molecular-sized bubbles filled ... Read more...

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Red wine compound ‘can give a boost to breast cancer treatment’


February 15th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that resveratrol - a compound found in red wine - when combined with rapamycin can have a tumor-suppressing effect on breast cancer cells that are ... Read more...

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New discovery may help in the fight against ovarian cancer


February 4th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has found that that a type of regulatory RNA may be effective in fighting ovarian cancer.Scientists at the Ovarian Cancer Institute Laboratory at the Georgia ... Read more...

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Researchers use cell profiling to detect cancer


January 26th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Researchers are finding ways to tell a healthy cell from an abnormal one to identify and pre-empt cancer. Though in its early stages, the research represents a new ... 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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Common roundworm reveals pancreatic cancer pathway


January 20th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill carried out a new study on pancreatic cancer with the help of a simpler organism and have made an ... Read more...

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‘Chaperone’ enzyme could help cells tolerate cancer-causing DNA damage


January 19th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): University of North Carolina researchers have found how a 'chaperone' enzyme has a major role in cells' ability to tolerate the DNA damage that leads to cancer and ... Read more...

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Soya beans could help to fight cancer


January 14th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists believe that soya could boost the battle against two of the most dangerous cancers.Two new university studies have revealed that the bean can stop the spread of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New way to screen breast cancer cells’ ability to metastasize


January 9th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Using specific silicon microdevices might provide a new way to screen breast cancer cells' ability to metastasize, says a new research.Cell cytoskeleton refers to the cell's shape and ... Read more...

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Blocking the development of cancer cells’ feet


December 17th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new novel way to block the critical structure that allows cancer cells to spread - using their feet.Scientists know that some cancer cells spread, ... Read more...

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Nanoscale gene ‘ignition switch’ could help detect and treat cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that a set of genetic instructions encased in a nanoparticle can be used as an "ignition switch" to rev up gene ... Read more...

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Electric shocks soften up cancer cells for treatment


December 7th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A device that 'softens up' tumours with electric shocks before chemotherapy could transform cancer treatment.It makes cancer cells porous so that more of the toxic drugs attack the ... Read more...

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How specific viruses can kill cancer cells


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Boston University School of Medicine scientists have discovered a mechanism by which specific viruses acting as oncolytic agents can enter and kill cancer cells.The study was conducted by ... Read more...

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New way to halt expansion of breast cancer stem cells discovered


November 24th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel way to halt the expansion of breast cancer stem cells (CSCs).Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs), the aggressive cells thought to be resistant to ... Read more...

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