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Chemicals in cosmetics may spike diabetes risk


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) The presence of phthalates (endocrine disrupting chemicals) in moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes may elevate diabetes risk in women, says new research.Researchers ... Read more...

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Vitamin D shrinks fibroid tumours in mice


March 5th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Treatment with vitamin D has shown promise in shriking uterine fibroids in lab rats, which tend to develop the benign tumours, says a new study.Uterine ... Read more...

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Harnessing electromagnetic waves for medical scanning


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) A breakthrough in exploiting electromagnetic waves has potentially opened the way for more advanced medical diagnosis. This should allow future terahertz waves (T-rays) systems to be ... Read more...

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Life work culminates in testing of cancer therapy in humans


March 24th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Queensland, Mar 24 (ANI): A cancer-fighting antibody, originally identified by a researcher from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, is being used to treat humans in a phase 1 clinical trial.The ... Read more...

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Woman given 6 weeks to live after 1998 cancer diagnosis still going strong


February 10th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): A woman who was given just weeks to live after her cancer diagnosis has stunned doctors by surviving for another 13 years -and is still going strong.Mother-of-two Sue ... Read more...

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Breakthrough can reduce heart failure in cancer patients


February 10th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) A breakthrough could help reduce heart failure among cancer patients worldwide and increase survival rates, researchers claim. Scientists at the Centre for Vision and Vascular Science, Queen's University ... Read more...

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New ultrasound technology can accurately spot prostate cancer tumours


December 9th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A team of researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology, in co-operation with AMC Amsterdam, has developed an imaging technology based on ultrasound that can accurately identify cancerous ... Read more...

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New research brings cancer vaccine a step closer


November 5th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered one of the reasons why many previous attempts to harness the immune system to treat cancerous tumours have failed - a feat that could revolutionise ... Read more...

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Jellyfish glow helps spot cancerous tumours


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Scientists have found a way of using luminous cells from jellyfish to spot tumours deep within the human body.Professor Norman Maitland, of the Yorkshire Cancer Research Laboratory at ... Read more...

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Now, cure fibroids without losing uterus


July 19th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) If you are a middle-aged woman experiencing annoying periods and painful sexual intercourse, the reason could be a certain F word - fibroids. But the ... 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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Drug firm Strides to buy out Aspen stake in JVs


March 18th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 18 (IANS) Leading Indian generic drug maker Strides Arcolab will buy out 50 percent of the stake Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd of South Africa has in their two oncology joint ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to more accurate diagnosis of childhood brain cancers


January 13th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have made a novel discovery that may help lead to more accurate diagnosis of childhood brain cancers.Brain ... Read more...

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Now, ‘nano cocktail’ to target and kill tumours


January 5th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have developed what they call a 'cocktail' of nano-sized particles that is capable of identifying and killing cancerous tumours.According to the team from ... Read more...

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Peptide delivers medicines directly into tumor


December 8th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new American study has identified a peptide that breaks through cancerous tumours and can deliver diagnostic particles and medicines to them.The study was conducted by researchers at ... Read more...

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How ‘Twist’ fuels breast cancers


December 5th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin researcher from John Hopkins University has identified a protein produced by a gene called 'Twist', that when present, drives aggressive, metastatic breast ... Read more...

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Tall people ‘more likely to earn more, but at increased risk of cancers’


November 28th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 28 (ANI): Being taller means a fatter pay check and increased risk of some cancers, concludes a new study.According to Brisbane geneticist Brian McEvoy, research has indicated that taller people ... Read more...

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Skin implant that can destroy cancerous tumours


November 26th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a tiny skin implant that when introduced into the body with careful engineering can destroy cancerous tumours.Bioengineers and immunologists at Harvard University developed ... Read more...

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Naked mole rats may offer cancer cure


September 23rd, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 23 (ANI): Rochester University researchers believe that naked mole rats may help provide cure for cancer.The bald rats never get cancer, and if their trick can be copied it could ... Read more...

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New drug starves tumours of blood supply


September 18th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a new drug carrier that targets a tumour directly, which requires an ample supply of blood to stay alive. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, physiologist ... Read more...

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Scientists harness toxin in bee venom to kill tumour cells in mice


August 11th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Washington University researchers have harnessed the toxin in bee venom to kill tumour cells.The researchers have revealed that they did so by attaching the major component of bee ... Read more...

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Indian-Australian scientist gives new hope to cancer sufferers


August 7th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Usha Arvind Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) An Australian scientist of Indian origin has developed a new method to send nanocells to cancerous tumours so that tumours that are resistant to other drugs ... Read more...

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Cells responsible for bladder cancer’s spread identified


August 7th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): John Hopkins researchers have identified a powerful set of cells in bladder tumours that appears to be primarily responsible for the cancer's growth and spread.The researchers have long ... Read more...

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Soon, new compounds to sensitize cancerous tumors to therapy


August 6th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, and glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer respond very poorly to chemotherapy and radiation. Now, scientists at The University of Arizona are attempting ... Read more...

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Cancer-causing Ras protein may help fight its own malign effects


June 19th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Scientists at Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel have found that a cancer-causing protein can also help fight tumours it causes.The researchers have shown that an oncogene ... Read more...

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Novel way to shrink cancerous tumours found


March 26th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A team of Canadian researchers has found a novel way to stop the most aggressive cancerous tumours from growing and spreading.They found that simply modifying a natural tumour-inhibiting ... Read more...

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Tadpoles could help fight cancer


January 30th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): The humble tadpole could provide the key to developing anti-skin cancer drugs, say researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The scientists have identified a compound which, ... Read more...

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Electrical pulses can safely zap cancerous tumours


November 24th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists from Alfred Hospital are pioneering a new technique that zaps'' away tumours using electrical pulses.The novel technique involves inserting two thin needles into the body to ... Read more...

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How eating red meat, milk can promote increased cancer spread risk


November 14th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown how eating red meat and milk products ... Read more...

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Targeted therapy may halt breast cancer spread


November 6th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that a therapy targeting a protein, called cyclin D1, may block the expansion of breast cancer stem cells.The study ... Read more...

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Now, 3-D doppler ultrasound will detect breast cancer


October 22nd, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Radiologists can now use three-dimensional (3-D) power Doppler ultrasound to differentiate between malignant and benign breast cancer cells, according to a new study.Usually, malignant breast masses have ... Read more...

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Nanodiamond drug device may transform conventional cancer treatment


October 3rd, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Northwestern University researchers have developed a biomedical device made of nanodiamonds that could be used to deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to sites where cancerous tumours have been ... Read more...

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Now, stealthy nano cargo ships to seek out and destroy cancerous tumours


September 12th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): American scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, have created nanometre-sized cargo ships that can sail throughout the body via the bloodstream, and ferry anti-cancer drugs into tumours that ... Read more...

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Cancer cells also follow concept of survival of the fittest


August 2nd, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): It is not just humans and the animal and plant world, but also cancer cells that follow Darwins theory of evolution, suggests a new study.While analysing a ... Read more...

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Natural substance raises new cancer therapies hope


July 9th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, the Hannover Medical School (MHH) and Leibniz-Universitat in Hanover have discovered a chemical mechanism with which ... Read more...

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