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Indian scientists find safe drug against kala azar


September 10th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Indian scientists have found a safe orally-administered drug against kala azar, a disease that puts at risk an estimated 165.4 million people in Bihar, Jharkhand, West ... 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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Protein that protects against prostate cancer discovered


February 1st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 01 (ANI): Scientists have identified an important protein, produced naturally inside cells, that appears to suppress the growth of prostate cancer cells in the laboratory.The findings offer promising leads for ... Read more...

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Humpty Dumpty-like chromosomes trigger cancer quicker than usual


January 17th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): A UK scientist has discovered that a single event can release a chain of hundreds of mutations, and trigger cancers much more quickly than usual.Peter Campbell at the ... Read more...

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17-year-old mystery of ’starvation hormone’ solved


December 27th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): A 17-year-old mystery about how the so-called 'starvation hormone' affects multiple biological systems, including preventing insulin sensitivity and promoting cell survival, may have been solved by the new ... Read more...

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Cell suicide can trigger cancer growth


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): The body's natural cell-suicide program can fuel tumour development leading to the development of cancer, research conducted on mice reveals.The results, if confirmed in humans, could have implications ... Read more...

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‘Body’s natural cell-suicide program can fuel tumour development’


August 1st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have made a discovery that has turned on its head scientists' understanding of programmed cell death ... Read more...

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Compound boosts cancer-killing properties of agent in trials


June 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that adding a second agent may make a new, experimental anti-cancer drug effective against a ... 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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New technique shakes brain cancer cells to death


February 20th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago Medical Center have created a technique to combat brain cancer using tiny, nano-sized ... Read more...

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Mechanism that helps brain cancer evade immune system attack discovered


January 16th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists from University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre have found that cancer stem cells that trigger the most lethal type of brain tumour also suppress an ... Read more...

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New way to turn ineffective new cancer drugs into cancer-fighters


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre have identified a chemical compound that will turn ineffective new cancer drugs into cancer-fighters.Patented chemical compound called SHetA2, say ... Read more...

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Indian origin boffin’s discovery may lead to powerful new asthma treatment


August 12th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian origin boffin, has made a new discovery that may lead to a powerful new treatment for asthma.Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Human cells secrete protein that kills cancer cells: Study


July 24th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): In a novel study, Indian-origin scientist from University of Kentucky has found that human cells secrete protein that kills cancer cells.The research team led by Vivek Rangnekar, UK ... Read more...

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Gene that regulates tumours in neuroblastoma identified


June 2nd, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University have identified a gene that may play a key role in regulating tumour progression in neuroblastoma, a form of cancer usually found in ... Read more...

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How cells protect themselves against cancer


February 1st, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 01 (ANI): Scientists in Singapore and the University of Dundee have identified a missing link in the way cells protect themselves against cancer.They have discovered how cells switch a ... Read more...

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Infected cells kill themselves to halt virus


January 16th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Infected mammalian cells kill themselves to prevent infection and ensure the greater good of its numbers. By killing itself, the cell can ensure that the virus does not ... Read more...

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Identification of protein that amplifies cell death may revolutionise cancer treatment


January 15th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found out a protein that helps cells commit suicide, offering a potentially new way to cure ... Read more...

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Individuals DNA sets time clock for HIV to turn into AIDS


December 11th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed how quickly HIV turns into AIDS might depend on an individual''s DNA.In the study, Stephen O''Brien from the National Cancer Institute ... Read more...

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Scientists identify an Achilles heel in cancer cells


December 9th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Researchers from University of Illinois at Chicago have identified an Achilles heel in a protein that shields tumour cells from cell death.They believe that this weakness can ... Read more...

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Cells that refuse to self-destruct become cancerous


October 1st, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) When a cell's chromosomes lose their ends, it usually self-destructs to stem genetic damage. If it doesn't it becomes cancerous. The new study of fruit flies by University ... Read more...

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Blue light used to harden dental fillings may inhibit tumour growth


June 25th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A team of researchers, including an Indian scientist, has found that blue curing light used to harden dental fillings may stunt tumour growth as well.The findings are ... Read more...

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Old antibiotic may prove effective in stroke treatment


May 20th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that an old intravenous antibiotic may act as a potential new treatment for stroke.Lead researcher Dr. David Hess, chair of the Department ... Read more...

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Hepatitis B virus triggers cell ’suicide’ in chronically infected patients


April 9th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Researches at the University College London have shed light on why some people can fight the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) off successfully while some cant, by finding ... Read more...

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Antioxidants found in legumes and bran may protect against UV radiation


November 14th, 2007 - 8:30 am ICT by admin
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New molecular target to improve chemotherapy efficacy identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:16 am ICT by admin
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Accumulation of sugar in neurons behind fatal kind of epilepsy


November 14th, 2007 - 2:39 am ICT by admin
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