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Cancer can be fought — and won


November 16th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With new breakthroughs in medicine and early diagnosis, any type of cancer can be overcome, experts said Wednesday at the All India Institute of Medical ... 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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Breakthrough nano method of gene delivery developed


October 17th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) In a pioneering technique developed by US scientists, specific genes can now be painlessly and directly delivered into infected living cells without resorting to needle pricks.Developed ... Read more...

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Endometrial cancer gene identified


April 18th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and the University of Cambridge have identified an area of the genome that increases the risk of developing endometrial ... Read more...

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Even a minor cut ‘can trigger tumour’


February 15th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that even a minor cut can rouse dormant cancer cells into forming a tumour.To determine how cancerous genetic ... Read more...

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Young Britons think kissing gives you cancer


November 14th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Many youngsters in Britain think kissing gives you cancer and that only fat people can get the disease.Other myths that were doing the rounds include catching the disease ... Read more...

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UK youngsters think kissing or a kick in the genitals can cause cancer


November 12th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 12 (ANI): Many youngsters in the UK think that kissing, toilet seats or a kick in the genitals can lead to cancer, according to a study.The poll has shed ... Read more...

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First molecule that blocks key component of cancer genes’ on-off switch created


September 25th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Researchers have created the first molecule that can prevent cancer genes from "hearing" their internal instructions, which in turn stifles the cancer process at its root.The study, led ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock genetics of kids’ brain tumour


May 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): An important cancer gene that could lead to more effective drugs being developed to fight pediatric high grade glioma - a disease that currently has a poor prognosis, ... Read more...

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All mammalian genes can be set on pause


April 30th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): All mammalian genes apparently have a layer of control that acts just like the pause button on your DVR, according to new evidence in embryonic stem cells.The researchers ... Read more...

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Distinguishing ‘driver’ from ‘passenger’ mutations in cancer genome


February 18th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new research looking into cancer genome mutations has demonstrated how scientists can distinguish between the 'driver' mutations that drive cells towards cancer from the 'passenger' mutations that ... Read more...

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Researchers identify cancer gene in ancestral metazoan


February 12th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Austrian researchers, investigating the causes for cancer, have identified the oncogene myc in a fresh water polyp and demonstrated that this oncogene has similar biochemical functions in ancestral ... Read more...

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Mums can ‘infect’ unborn child with cancer


October 13th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Solving a longstanding puzzle, British scientists have finally proved that cancer cells can pass on from the mother to her unborn child.While there are very rare cases where ... Read more...

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Veggies, whole grains could encourage cancer growth in some cases


August 20th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study has cast doubt on the cancer-fighting power of antioxidants- found in many vegetables and whole grains - by showing that they can also help ... Read more...

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Discovery improves chances of kidney cancer treatment


December 24th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) Kidney cancer does not show any symptoms until it has spread to other organs, when it is also virtually beyond the pale of treatment. Newer chemotherapies show great ... Read more...

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How olive oil can help fight breast cancer


December 22nd, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Extra-virgin olive oil contains health-relevant chemicals, ''''phytochemicals'''', that can trigger cancer cell death, according to a new research.The study published in the open access journal BMC Cancer ... Read more...

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Olive oil may help fight cancer


December 18th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Extra-virgin olive oil contains health-relevant chemicals, ''phytochemicals'', that can trigger cancer cell death, says a new research.The study published in the open access journal BMC Cancer sheds ... Read more...

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Fish cancer gene associated with pigment pattern that lures mates


August 19th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Ohio University scientists have found that the skin cancer gene in swordfish plays a beneficial role in sexual selection. They found that the splotches of black melanoma gene ... Read more...

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Scientists identify cancer signatures


August 16th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): Researchers from Children''s Hospital Boston and Harvard University claim to have uncovered the trends in cancer gene expression in the developmental stages of various human tissues.The team ... Read more...

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Gene thought to promote cancer suppresses it instead


July 8th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): In a surprising study, scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a protein previously believed to promote colorectal cancer, TCF7L2, instead suppresses the growth of ... Read more...

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Indian scientist discovers significant cancer gene


May 9th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
London, May 9 (ANI): A research team, led by an Indian scientist, has identified a gene that causes cancer.Cancer biologist Shrikant Anant and colleagues at the OU Cancer Institute have found ... Read more...

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Study hints at unique insights to come from human-only genes


March 22nd, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shed light on the beneficial roles played by genes unique to humans, by producing the ... Read more...

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Researchers identify colorectal cancer gene


March 8th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University have taken a major step forward in the fight against cancer, by identifying the genetic components of colorectal cancer (CRC.)The study, ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover eye cancer gene’s role in retinal growth


January 17th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 17 (ANI): Working with mice, researchers at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital , have found that a gene called N-myc, coordinates the growth of the retina during foetal development, ... Read more...

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