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Study sheds light on blood stem cell, leukemia link


August 17th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists have found at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.Their finding also ... Read more...

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Exposure to plastics chemical BPA may harm sperm quality


August 4th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): Researchers have found that urinary concentrations of chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, may cause decreased sperm quality and sperm concentration.According to critics, BPA mimics the body's own hormones ... Read more...

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‘Guardian’ protein prevents DNA damage during replication


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 2 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a protein in yeast that safeguards the yeast cells' genome during replication - a process vulnerable to errors when DNA is copied.Researchers from Cornell University's ... 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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Boffins discover key enzyme in DNA repair pathway


July 30th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists have identified an enzyme crucial to a type of DNA repair that also causes resistance to a class of cancer drugs most commonly used against ovarian cancer.Researchers ... Read more...

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Swimming pool disinfectants ‘can cause asthma, cancer’


July 22nd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A dip in the pool on a hot summer day might not be as safe as you thought-the application of disinfectants in recreational pools can lead to asthma ... Read more...

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Eggs could cut heart defects during prenatal development


July 16th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Various studies have revealed that choline, which is present in eggs in abundance, is associated with decreased rate of heart defects during prenatal development.Researchers examined the offspring of ... Read more...

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Researchers discover mechanism that limits scar formation


June 12th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that an unexpected cellular response plays an important role in breaking down and inhibiting the formation of excess scar tissue in wound healing. When an ... Read more...

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Mechanism limiting scar formation discovered


June 11th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): American researchers have found that a cellular mechanism plays a key role in breaking down and inhibiting excess scar tissue formation in wound healing.The study, conducted by researchers ... Read more...

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Potato salad with barbeque cuts cancer risk


June 10th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 11 (ANI): Potato salad can help cut the cancer risk posed by eating red meat, according to a new Aussie research.Flinders University researchers have confirmed that the starch contained in ... Read more...

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Chain of molecular events that increases skin cancer risk identified


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a chain of molecular events that increase one's risk of sun-induced skin cancer.The study, appearing online in The FASEB Journal, may lead to new tests ... Read more...

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Blocking DNA repair protein likely to make cancer therapy safer


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Blocking DNA repair protein could lead to targeted, safer cancer therapy, according to a new American research.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer ... Read more...

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Key protein behind DNA repair identified


April 12th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): DNA damage over our lifetimes is the key reason behind the development of cancer and other age-related diseases. But not everyone gets these diseases, because the body has ... Read more...

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‘Secret to ageing’ discovered


February 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): British scientists say they have discovered the secret to ageing, offering new hope to sufferers of old age-related illnesses such as heart disease.Researchers from Newcastle University along with ... Read more...

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New discovery may help develop drugs that kill cancer cells


December 26th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 26 (ANI): Scientists claim to have identified a family of "limpet-like" proteins that appears to play a vital role in repairing DNA damage which triggers cancer.They hope that the finding ... Read more...

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Critical protein that helps mend damaged DNA identified


December 25th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that a protein named CtIP plays an essential role in the DNA damage "signal-to-repair" conversion process.The discovery could ... Read more...

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Why cancer cells don’t commit suicide


December 10th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 10 (IANS) New research at a Canadian university has found clues as to why cancer cells don't die. When cells experience DNA damage, they try to repair it, the research says. ... Read more...

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New approach to fight treatment-resistant colon cancer


December 9th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed that adding a small molecule to the cancer drug Temozolomide effectively treats colon cancer cells that are highly ... Read more...

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Kangaroo ‘dream cream’ may prevent skin cancer


November 30th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, November 30 (ANI): Kangaroos may be the long awaited answer to preventing skin cancer.Researchers from Melbourne University, Dr Linda Feketeova and Dr Uta Wille, along with Austrian scientists from the University ... Read more...

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‘Mental illness’ gene identified


November 26th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 26 (ANI): Scottish researchers have made a breakthrough as they identified a gene that could help explain the causes of mental illness.The international team of scientists, led by experts at ... Read more...

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Novel therapy may eradicate lung cancer


October 30th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center have suggested a novel therapeutic strategy that would completely eradicate lung cancer.Researchers Pier Paolo Scaglioni and Georgia Konstantinidou have shown that using ... Read more...

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Common weed may help shed light on aging, cancer


October 27th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A common weed related to cabbage, radish and mustard plant family may provide vital clues on human aging and cancer, say researchers.The research team from Texas A&M University ... Read more...

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Being fat can fry up your chances of becoming a dad


October 24th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 24 (ANI): An Australian research has shown that overweight men are less likely to father children.While it has been known for some time that obesity reduces the chances of a ... Read more...

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Vitamin C can help protect DNA damage of skin cells


September 10th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Leicester and Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology in Portugal have found that vitamin C can help protect DNA damage of skin cells ... Read more...

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Oxidative stress a primary cause of genetic mutations


September 8th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 8 (ANI): Tracking genetic mutations through the human equivalent of about 5,000 years, scientists in the U.S. have for the first time shown that oxidative DNA damage is a primary ... Read more...

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Heat turns high-fructose corn syrup into honey bee killer


August 27th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Heat fosters the formation of a potentially dangerous toxic substance in high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) killing honey bees who had the syrup, says a new study. This may ... Read more...

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Veggies, whole grains could encourage cancer growth in some cases


August 20th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study has cast doubt on the cancer-fighting power of antioxidants- found in many vegetables and whole grains - by showing that they can also help ... Read more...

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New insights on DNA repair mechanism may lead to better cancer drugs


July 17th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on a DNA repair mechanism that could lead to ways of enhancing chemotherapy drugs that destroy cancer cells by damaging their DNA.Researchers at ... Read more...

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How TB bacteria remain latent in body for decades


July 10th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre have identified a protein that helps TB bacteria resist immune response, and remain latent in the body for decades.They hope that the ... Read more...

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Processed foods linked to Alzheimer’s, diabetes


July 6th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a substantial link between processed and preserved food as well as fertilizers with increased deaths from Alzheimer's, diabetes and Parkinson's diseases. Increased levels of nitrates ... Read more...

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Daily sex ‘helps improve sperm quality’


July 1st, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Having sex every day improves men's sperm quality, an Australian study has revealed.In a study of men with fertility problems, researchers found that daily ejaculation for a week ... Read more...

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Grey hair may give protection against cancer


June 22nd, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Experiments on mice suggest that having grey hair may tender protection against cancer.Emi Nishimura, of Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan, points out that melanocytes are ... Read more...

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Protein summons help DNA repair teams fix cancer-causing defects


June 20th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): A tumour-suppressing protein, called BRIT1, gives signal to cellular repair mechanisms to pounce on damaged DNA by overcoming a barrier to DNA access, according to a study.Led by ... Read more...

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Stress turns hair gray


June 12th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): You must have heard many times from people that stress causes gray hairs. Now, new research suggests it's true.According to a new report in the June 12 issue ... Read more...

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Lithium may help revolutionise cancer treatment


May 5th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Lithium, a drug widely used to treat bipolar mood disorder, may also help radiation target cancer and spare healthy tissue, according to a study.Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers ... Read more...

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