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Compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new University of Missouri study has found that a compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer cells.Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor ... Read more...

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Having relative with atrial fibrillation ‘ups own risk’


November 14th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has found that people who have a first-degree relative with atrial fibrillation (AF) are at increased risk themselves for the potentially deadly heart rhythm disorder.The ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to a drug treatment for cystic fibrosis


October 13th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis, one of the world's most common fatal genetic diseases, thanks to new study by a University of ... Read more...

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Breast cancer risk varies among different progestins used in hormone replacement therapy


August 11th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): On comparing four types of progestins used in hormone replacement therapies, researchers found significantly different outcomes on the progression of breast cancer in an animal model depending on ... Read more...

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Hormone therapies ‘up breast cancer metastasis risk in post-menopausal women’


May 7th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A University of Missouri study has found that hormone therapies not just increase the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women, they can also increase the chance of ... Read more...

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Brown rice may cut risk of heart disease, high BP


April 27th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Brown or half-milled rice may reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure by interfering with a protein linked to those conditions, suggests a new study ... Read more...

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Gene variant linked to a form of irregular heartbeat identified


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified a common gene variant associated with a form of the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.It is a condition in which the upper chambers of the ... Read more...

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Protein that keeps BP in control discovered


December 24th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a protein channel that helps nerve sensors in blood vessels keep blood pressure in check.Without the protein channel, known ... Read more...

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Scientists identify eight genes linked with hypertension


May 11th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital claim that they have identified eight genetic variants associated with hypertension.The research team, as a part of Global Blood Pressure Genetics (Global BPgen) ... Read more...

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Small molecule drug may help treat hormone-accelerated breast cancer


January 29th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): University of Missouri scientists in the United States say that a small molecule drug has the potential as a novel chemotherapeutic treatment for breast cancer accelerated by ... Read more...

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Chickens could help provide solutions for human heart abnormalities


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): By focussing on chickens'' hearts, a scientist at University of Missouri has identified some proteins in the heart muscle that are critical in regulating embryonic heartbeat control.Knowledge ... Read more...

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Proteins behind blood vessel dysfunction in type 2 diabetes identified


October 7th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Missouri have identified the proteins that play important roles in blood-vessel dysfunction in type 2 diabetes.Previous studies have shown that cardiac function ... Read more...

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New non-toxic treatment has broad anti-cancer potential


June 19th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a new non-toxic treatment that has broad anti-cancer potential.The treatment effectively reduces breast cancer cells, by combining a small ... Read more...

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How diabetes drives atherosclerosis


March 14th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have provided the first mechanistic description of how diabetes drives atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries by accelerating inflammation ... Read more...

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