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New guerrilla tactics could outwit cancer cells


September 5th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Scientists may soon be targeting cancer cells 'social networking' ability to outwit and destroy them, which grudgingly yield to treatment with drugs or radiation, but renew ... Read more...

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New approach could reverse liver failure


August 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 6 (IANS) A new approach being tried by researchers could reverse liver failure, characterised by sudden and massive death of the organ's cells, which could potentially end in ... Read more...

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Potent anticancer drug isolated from weed


July 10th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a potent anticancer compound from a Mediterranean weed that acts like 'molecular grenade'.In lab studies, researchers said they found that a three-day course ... Read more...

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Study shows that a new experimental cancer drug delays breast tumor growth


June 5th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study has shown that an experimental breast cancer drug which has been produced by Roche Holding can slow down the growth of a breast cancer ... Read more...

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Beijing hospital sued after patient dies


May 29th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) The family of a Chinese man who died after lung surgery in a hospital in northeast China has sued the surgeon here, a media report said ... Read more...

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New drugs to kill cancers minus side-effects


May 21st, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 21 (IANS) A new class of drugs which kills cancers but causes minimal side-effects is being developed by researchers. "These new agents attack a fundamental characteristic of cancer ... Read more...

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‘Low oxygen levels drive cancer growth’


May 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Low oxygen levels in cells, not genetic mutations, may fuel uncontrollable cancer growth, says a new discovery.If hypoxia, or low oxygen levels in cells, is proven ... Read more...

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Portable probe to speed up oral cancer diagnosis


April 27th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have developed a portable, mini microscope hoping to slash the time taken to diagnose oral cancer. The probe, around 20 cm long and one cm ... Read more...

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Cholesterol shows promise in fighting cancer


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 23 (IANS) Researchers at Simon Fraser University have concluded that cholesterol may have a few good qualities like slowing or halting cancer cell growth, after all the bad ... Read more...

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Indian American wins top $100,000 prize in US science talent search


March 14th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Indian American teenager Nithin Reddy Tumma has won a whopping $100,000 prize in the prestigious Intel Science Talent competition for his research on devising a ... Read more...

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Vitamin C hastens brain tumour’s death


February 20th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Showering brain cancer cells with vitamin C softens them up for radiation therapy and hastens their death.Patries Herst from the University of Otago, with Melanie McConnell ... Read more...

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New procedure busts deadly brain tumour cells


February 6th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) happens to be the nastiest and most common brain tumour, affecting 10,000 patients in the US alone every year. Now, a novel ... Read more...

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UAE leader meets scientists


January 31st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 31 (IANS/WAM) The ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday met scientists who have developed ways to cure Alzheimer's disease and cancer.Sheikh Sultan Mohammed Al ... Read more...

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Grape seed extract kills cancer cells


January 29th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Cancer cells, which kill nearly 12,000 people in the US alone every year and affect more than half a million worldwide, could be eradicated with grape ... Read more...

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Gene causing lung cancer identified


January 7th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 6 (IANS) A gene responsible for lung cancer has been identified by scientists here.Cancer stem cells or tumor-initiating cells (TIC) are responsible for tumor growth, Xinhua reported quoting ... Read more...

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Fish oil may hold key to leukaemia cure


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) A fish oil compound that targets leukaemia stem cells also holds the key to its cure. Leukaemia refers to cancer of the blood or bone marrow ... Read more...

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Super vaccine could knock out 70 percent of cancers


December 13th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A super shot that could knock out seven out of 10 lethal cancers is on the way. It shrunk breast tumours by 80 percent during tests ... Read more...

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Scientists identify four anti-cancer compounds


November 30th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) Four new anti-cancer compounds have shown promise in inhibiting the growth of tumours, according to a new approach.Jason Smith, doing his M.Phil. in biomolecular sciences from ... 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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Mushroom compound boosts cancer drug


October 12th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) A compound from a wild, poisonous mushroom growing in the southwestern China's forests, imparts greater punch to a cancer-busting drug, new research shows.The compound, verticillin A, ... Read more...

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New technique lights up tumour cells during surgery


September 19th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A technique which lights up tumour cells during surgery could help those who suffer from ovarian cancer. Now doctors may spot undetectable tumours measuring just a ... Read more...

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New way to kill cancer cells discovered


September 18th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have figured out a new way to kill cancer cells by disabling a protein known as fortilin, which promotes their unbridled growth.Fortilin does so by ... Read more...

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Chatter between cells can lead to cancer drugs


September 6th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Cells chat with one another, 'discussing' what kind they will become -- a neuron or a hair, bone or muscle. This breakthrough opens the way to ... Read more...

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‘Harmless’ soil bacteria can help kill tumours


September 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Scientists are harnessing a harmless soil bug to kill tumours by using it as a drug delivery vehicle.The therapy uses Clostridia sporogenes -- a bug found ... Read more...

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Tumeric derivative found promising in tendinitis


August 11th, 2011 - 5:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A derivative of tumeric, the spice used in Indian preparations, has shown promise in treating sufferers of tendinitis, a painful condition.Researchers from the universities of Nottingham ... Read more...

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New hope for cancer cure


July 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) British scientists have found a new way of killing cancer cells, a media report said Friday.The study not only sheds light on why some people fail ... Read more...

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Fish offer clues on deadly liver cancer


July 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) The commonest type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is a leading cause of deaths related to the disease worldwide. Researchers have now used fish to ... Read more...

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Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer


June 27th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A breast cancer wonder drug could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours.Newcastle University researchers said a family of cancer drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, ... Read more...

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Machine brings new hope for cancer patients (With Images)


June 19th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) It's called the modern day medical marvel. HIPEC, a first of its kind machine in India, has proved a life-saver for two Stage IV cancer patients ... Read more...

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Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death


June 9th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) Cancer cells survive easily and researchers have now identified how biochemical pathways rewired by cancer cells help them cheat death."This work focused on understanding how cancer ... Read more...

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Light sensitive drugs to target cancer


June 5th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new cancer treatment that uses light to target tumour cells, a method which promises greater effectiveness than available treatments. Scientists at the ... Read more...

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Asian mushrooms could help fight prostate cancer


May 24th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Mushroom used in Asia for medicinal purposes vanquished prostate tumour successfully in mice during early trials.Polysaccharopeptide (PSP), a compound extracted from the "turkey tail" mushroom, was ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock secrets of cancer-driving enzyme


May 8th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers are helping unlock the cellular-level function of the telomerase enzyme which drives cancer growth, thus paving the way for improved cancer-fighting therapies. The number of ... Read more...

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MIT nanoparticle takes advantage of tumors’ acidity to peel layers away


May 4th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new type of drug-delivery nanoparticle developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hunts out the acidic environment that characterizes all cancer cells.Such particles could target nearly ... Read more...

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Widely used HIV drug could help prevent cervical cancer


May 4th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A study has suggested that a simple treatment using a widely prescribed HIV drug could prevent cervical cancer by killing off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes ... Read more...

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