Patents law provisions conflicting, Novartis tells SC

September 18th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Swiss pharma company Novartis Tuesday told the Supreme Court that there cannot be conflicting provisions in a patents statute where one provision recognises innovation in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

SC again asks Novartis to cut cancer drug price

September 12th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday once again asked pharma company Novartis to scale down the price of its cancer drug Glivec, made from compound imatinib ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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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Novel approach for leukaemia treatment discovered

March 4th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered how leukaemia cells become 'addicted' to genes, which if targeted could prevent diseased cells from developing.The team, led by Dr Veronika ... Read more...

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New method to block protein fusion behind rare cancer unveiled

July 6th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have discovered a new method to block the activity of the fusion protein behind Ewing's sarcoma-a rare cancer found in children ... Read more...

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Now, a one-two drug punch approach to KO a lethal cancer

June 8th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Researchers have found that a two-drug combination of Zileuton and Gleevec could be a potent treatment of a lethal cancer, called chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).Dr, Shaoguang Li, The ... Read more...

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New study on dog cancer may hold promise for humans too

September 24th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): A new study on a deadly cancer in dogs, called hemangiosarcoma, may not only help the canines, but will also have implications in finding the treatment for ... Read more...

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Top Oriya film star suffers from blood cancer

May 4th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) Well-known Oriya film actor Hara Patnaik is suffering from blood cancer and undergoing treatment in a hospital at Vellore in Andhra Pradesh, a family member said here Sunday. ... Read more...

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String of genetic mutations cause aggressive form of leukaemia

April 15th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
London, April 15 (ANI): Experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have unearthed evidence that a combination of genetic mutations is to blame for most cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), ... Read more...

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