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Resistance to malaria drug rings alarm bells


April 8th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Resistance to anti-malarial drug artemisinin in western Thailand is sending alarm bells ringing among global experts involved in controlling and eliminating the scrouge worldwide, a new ... Read more...

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Potential new target for treatment of ovarian cancer identified


August 17th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new target for the treatment of ovarian cancer.For the first time, Salt Inducible Kinase 2 (SIK2) has been found to play a critical ... Read more...

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850,000 people die every year from malaria: Unicef


April 24th, 2010 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 24 (DPA) About 850,000 people die each year from a mosquito bite - with nearly 90 percent of all malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) ... 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 genetic map to speed up plant breeding of medicinal herb


January 15th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new genetic map to accelerate plant breeding of the medicinal herb Artemisia annua and rapidly develop the species into a high-yielding crop has been published by plant ... Read more...

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Why some combination therapies backfire


November 14th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Combination drug therapy has become a staple for treating many infections but the treatment sometimes backfires. Scientists have now identified the reason why certain pairings are counter-productive.Doctors treat ... Read more...

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Decoding of enzyme opens way to less toxic HIV drugs


October 17th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have decoded the atomic structure of a key human enzyme, potentially opening the way towards less toxic HIV drugs. "Many anti-HIV drugs are designed to stop the ... Read more...

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Malaria parasite developing drug resistance in Cambodia


July 30th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Malaria parasites in western Cambodia are becoming increasingly resistant to artemisinin-based therapies, say researchers.Artemisinin-based therapies are the first-line treatment for malaria, which is caused by most deadly ... Read more...

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New wonder pill ‘could reduce weight by 25pct in a week’


July 14th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have created an anti-obesity pill that could dramatically reduce weight in a week.Tests on mice have shown that the drug could decrease body weight ... Read more...

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Malaria treatment developed using synthetic biology, fermentation


February 28th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Achieving a milestone in the fight against malaria, scientists at Amyris Biotechnologies have produced 25 g/L of amorphadiene, a precursor of the antimalarial agent artemisinin, by using ... Read more...

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Digital search algorithms may clear path to personalized therapies


January 11th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): Search algorithms used in digital communications can help make the cumbersome procedure of identifying effective multi-drug combinations easy, say researchers.Led by Dr. Giovanni Paternostro, a scientist ... Read more...

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Hurdles to be cleared before global elimination of malaria


December 13th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 13 (ANI): A series of articles published by Malaria Journal suggests that a number of hurdles need to be cleared before the disease can be eliminated globally. The articles, ... Read more...

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Combination therapies may be effective against hepatitis C virus


December 9th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Leeds have found that combination therapies similar to those used for HIV patients may be the best way of treating hepatitis C ... Read more...

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Precious metal may help improve cancer treatments


December 9th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Researchers at University of Warwick say that a precious metal called osmium, which has never been used in a clinical setting before, may lead to next generation ... Read more...

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Combination therapies may be as good as treated bednets in preventing malaria


November 25th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study has found that artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) could be almost as effective in reducing transmission of malaria as insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) in areas of ... Read more...

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WHO report says African nations the most affected by Malaria


September 21st, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva , Sept 21 (ANI): In its latest Annual Malaria Report, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the disease killed nearly one million people worldwide in 2006.According to ... Read more...

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