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Scientists working on safe male contraceptive


September 6th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 6 (IANS) The day may be not be far-off when males can take birth control pills without fearing side-effects. Even though the concept has exercised scientists for decades, ... Read more...

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Hormone free male pill closer to reality


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a small molecule that may offer the first effective and hormone-free contraception for males, ever since the development of condoms.The study shows that ... Read more...

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US cancer death rates continue to decline


March 29th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Cancer death rates continued to decline in the US between 2004 and 2008, a government report said.The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses for men and ... Read more...

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Four Pulitzer winners who made India proud


April 19th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Four eminent and enterprising personalities of Indian origin have won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Here is a quick look at them.Gobind ... Read more...

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Gene mutations help leukemia drug fight squamous cell lung cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mutation in a gene called DDR2 that may indicate which patients with squamous cell lung cancer will respond to a leukemia drug called dasatinib.According ... Read more...

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Promising target for AIDS vaccine identified


April 1st, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A new research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have indicated that a section of the AIDS virus's protein envelope once considered an improbable target for a vaccine now ... Read more...

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Full genetic blueprint of blood cancer offers new insights


March 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): For the first time, US scientists have mapped the full genetic blueprint of 'multiple myeloma', a form of blood cancer.The study from 38 cancer samples might now offer ... Read more...

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Malaria drug ‘may slow pancreatic cancer growth’


March 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists say they have shrunk or slowed the growth of notoriously resistant pancreatic tumors in mice, using a drug routinely prescribed for malaria and rheumatoid arthritis.The pre-clinical results ... Read more...

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Rihanna offered $500,000 for a Florida show


February 21st, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Palm Beach Post has reported that Rihanna has been offered a ridiculously high amount to perform at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute fund raiser in Florida.Rihanna has ... Read more...

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Full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors unveiled


February 10th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time laid bare the full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors, uncovering alterations that have never before been detected and offering a deep ... Read more...

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Scientists identify regulatory defect that drives lupus


February 4th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A group of scientists have identified a regulatory defect that drives lupus.Correcting the defect 'may represent an effective therapeutic approach to systemic lupus erythematosus-like autoimmune disease,' according to ... Read more...

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Molecular predictor of metastatic prostate cancer identified


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 03 (ANI): Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have indicated that prostate tumors that carry a "signature" of four molecular markers have the potential to become dangerously metastatic if not treated ... Read more...

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New test to better predict breast cancer outcomes discovered


January 28th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene signature that can accurately predict which breast cancer patients are at risk of relapse, thereby sparing those who are not from the burdens ... Read more...

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Indian American’s book among NYT’s 10 best of 2010


December 7th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Just three weeks after publication, Indian American cancer specialist Siddhartha Mukherjee's first book "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" has been rated among ... Read more...

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Indian-American’s book on cancer on NYT bestsellers’ list


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Indian American cancer specialist Siddhartha Mukherjee's book "The Emperor of All Maladies" on the history of cancer and its treatment has made it to the New York Times ... Read more...

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How melanoma tumours evade drug treatment


November 25th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research has discovered how some melanoma tumours evade drug treatment.The findings by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT pinpoint ... Read more...

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‘Smart’ lung cancer drug shows promise


October 28th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Physician-scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recently found that a new oral drug caused dramatic shrinkage of a patient's rare, aggressive form of soft-tissue cancer that was driven by ... Read more...

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New drug shows promise against platinum resistant ovarian cancer


October 10th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): An international research group has reported that a drug being developed as a treatment for ovarian cancer has shown single agent activity with durable disease control in some ... Read more...

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Cell that suppresses immune system discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new type of cell in mice that dampens the immune system and protects the animal's own cells from immune system attack.The discovery has ... Read more...

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First molecule that blocks key component of cancer genes’ on-off switch created


September 25th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Researchers have created the first molecule that can prevent cancer genes from "hearing" their internal instructions, which in turn stifles the cancer process at its root.The study, led ... Read more...

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Dying at home ‘better for cancer patients’


September 16th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): For individuals with advanced cancer, dying at home rather than the hospital results in higher quality-of-life scores at the end of life, and may be easier on the ... Read more...

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Multivitamin has no effect on colon cancer outcomes


September 8th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Using multivitamins during and after being treated with post-surgical chemotherapy does not cut colon cancer risk in patients or save them from dying, say researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas To Undergo Chemotherapy For Throat Tumor


August 17th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The sixty-five year old Academy Award winning actor, husband of Catherine Zeta Jones, and ex-smoker Michael Douglas is preparing to undergo radiation and chemotherapy for ... Read more...

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Scientists discover novel anti-diabetes mechanism


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a new mechanism that dramatically increases insulin sensitivity and reduces the risk of developing type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.The new study by scientists from The ... Read more...

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Link between obesity, insulin resistance paves way for safer diabetes drugs


July 22nd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Researchers have found a new molecular link between obesity and the action of diabetes drugs such as Avandia and Actos, which could pave the way for improved medications ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that leads to mental retardation in boys identified


July 13th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Researchers have found that a subtle mutation affecting the epigenome - a set of dynamic factors that influence gene activity - may lead to an inherited form of ... Read more...

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Gene mutation ups blood-clot risk in women taking breast cancer treatment


June 17th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A gene mutation can dramatically increase the risk of blood clots in women undergoing breast cancer therapy.In the study, researchers found that women taking tamoxifen for early-stage breast ... Read more...

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Simple genetic test may lead to more personalized breast cancer treatment


May 7th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): US researchers say that a simple genetic test that uses just three genes is among the most effective means of classifying breast cancer into sub-types.The findings are a ... Read more...

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Gene discovery could guide future breast cancer treatment choices


January 25th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a genetic signature that may help identify patients at high risk of breast cancer recurrence despite been treated with chemotherapy drugs.According ... Read more...

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Supporting terminal cancer patients’ spiritual needs improves quality of life


December 16th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Support of terminally ill cancer patients' spiritual needs by the medical team is linked to greater use of hospice, less aggressive care, and greater quality of life near ... Read more...

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Moderate exercise boosts survival rates for colorectal cancer patients


December 15th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Even moderate physical activity can significantly reduce death risk in men suffering from colorectal cancer, say researchers.They found that patients who engaged in moderate physical activity were 53 ... Read more...

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New drug effective against breast tumours


December 13th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new antibody-drug has shown promise in shrinking or halting the growth of breast tumours, say researchers.The metastatic HER2-positive cancer had become resistant to standard therapies.Lead researcher Dr ... Read more...

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New 3-drug combo may effectively treat multiple myeloma


December 6th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found that a new three-drug combination can effectively treat patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of white blood cells in ... Read more...

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Skin implant that can destroy cancerous tumours


November 26th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a tiny skin implant that when introduced into the body with careful engineering can destroy cancerous tumours.Bioengineers and immunologists at Harvard University developed ... Read more...

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Novel way to disarm cancer protein identified


November 13th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists at US Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a novel way to disarm a protein thought to play a key role in leukaemia and other cancers.The protein in ... Read more...

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