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Potent anticancer drug isolated from weed


July 10th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a potent anticancer compound from a Mediterranean weed that acts like 'molecular grenade'.In lab studies, researchers said they found that a three-day course ... Read more...

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Nanostars harnessed to target cancer core


April 9th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Scientists are gaining the upper hand against cancer by developing a simple but specialised nanoparticle that directly targets the nucleus of a cancer cell."Our drug-loaded gold ... Read more...

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Personalized cancer medicine now a step closer to reality


April 16th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have come one step closer to personalized cancer medicine.Identifying gene mutations in cancer patients to predict clinical outcome has been ... Read more...

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New drug shrinks cancer, with few side effects


April 7th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center showed in animal studies that new cancer drug compounds they developed shrank tumors, with few side effects.The study, done ... Read more...

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Mouse genome offers human cancer clue


March 24th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): By sequencing the genome of a mouse with cancer, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered mutations that also drive cancer in humans.Senior ... Read more...

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Scientists provide genetic evidence that antioxidants can help treat cancer


February 16th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have provided genetic evidence suggesting the antioxidant drugs currently used to treat lung disease, malaria and even the common cold can also help prevent and treat cancers ... Read more...

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Even a minor cut ‘can trigger tumour’


February 15th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that even a minor cut can rouse dormant cancer cells into forming a tumour.To determine how cancerous genetic ... Read more...

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Gene that triggers human cancer identified


November 10th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Early cancer diagnostic may now be possible, as researchers have identified the gene responsible for initiating human cancer.The study paves the way for developing early cancer diagnostic tests, ... Read more...

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Cutting fat, calories ‘can reduce cancer risk in dogs and humans’


July 24th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research has shown that as many as 1 out of 3 cancer deaths in both humans and dogs could be prevented by reducing Omega-6 fatty acids ... 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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Human trials for single injection cancer cure to begin


March 7th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Treating cancer with just one injection? It may sound unbelievable, but an Indian medical institute is soon to start human trials to treat cancer in six weeks ... Read more...

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Common anti-inflammatory drug may prevent skin cancer


January 6th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A commonly used anti-inflammatory prescription drug can help decrease the risk of a common skin cancer in humans, says a researcher at Stanford's School of Medicine.According to ... Read more...

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How chromosomal errors can cause cancer


December 8th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has proved changes in the number of whole chromosomes, called aneuploidy, can cause cancer.Almost all human cancers have an abnormal number of chromosomes. Therefore, it ... Read more...

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Popular diabetes drug may help fight breast cancer


September 15th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): A popular diabetes drug called metformin has been found to be effective in fighting breast cancer.The findings of the study from Harvard Medical School showed that metformin, ... Read more...

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Soon, drug that may make diabetes jabs history


August 11th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Hopes have been raised of a new treatment to free thousands of diabetes sufferers from the burden of daily needle injections.Found in 30 percent of all human cancer ... Read more...

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‘Chemical nose’ can sniff out cancer


June 23rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington. June 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a 'chemical nose' that can sniff out cancer.The revolutionary tool contains an array of nanoparticles and polymers that ... Read more...

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Scientists suggest new animal model to test carcinogen risk


June 19th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon State University have suggested a new and improved method to test carcinogen risk.They said that trout can be a superior animal model than laboratory rats, ... Read more...

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Inhibiting nicotine receptors may double survival time for lung cancer patients


June 9th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Conducting experiments on mice, a team of Italian researchers have suggested that in a lung cancer treatment that inhibits nicotine receptors may help double survival time.Writing about ... Read more...

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Key protein may explain how dietary restriction contributes to longevity, cancer prevention


May 22nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher says that studying a protein that plays a key role in tumour formation, oxygen metabolism, and inflammation may help understand the anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits ... Read more...

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Gene behind most common form of breast cancer identified


May 12th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Defects in a gene, called p18, have been found to be the cause of the most common form of breast cancer, say scientists.Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher develops novel brain cancer mouse model


January 5th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
London, January 5 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies claims that his team have created a mouse model of the most common and deadly brain cancer ... Read more...

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Fruit fly study reveals possible therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer


December 15th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): New studies on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster have suggested that pancreatic cancer, the most lethal form of human cancer, may be treated by targeting proteins whose ... 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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Novel approach to block prostate cancer development identified


November 25th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a novel approach that can block the development of prostate cancer.In the study conducted using animal models ... Read more...

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Novel cost-effective screen test can speed up cancer genes discovery


November 19th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 19 (ANI): Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have devised a cost-effective screen test that can speed up the rate of discovering cancer-related genes and validating their function ... Read more...

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The cousin proteins that play crucial role in cancer identified


September 19th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): Scientists at Princess Margaret Hospital have uncovered the role of two variants of gene p53, which are crucial to the development of cancer.The two cousin proteins related ... Read more...

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Chocolate may prove potent anti-cancer agent: study


June 17th, 2008 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington June 16 (IANS) We have all heard that eating chocolate is good for you -- now here's a study that tells you why. A chemical synthesised out of a cocoa compound ... Read more...

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Chocolate can actually keep you cancer free


June 14th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Now, chocoholics have a justified reason to savour their favourite sweet a new study has found that a synthetic chemical based on a compound found in cocoa ... Read more...

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Scientists identify potential biomarkers for pancreatic cancer


June 10th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have identified a panel of proteins linked to early development of pancreatic cancer in mice that may ... Read more...

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Link between tumour suppressor gene and liver cancer traced


June 4th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have found a link between tumour suppressor gene and liver cancer.In the study, the researchers have not only confirmed that ... Read more...

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Scientists clone cancer associated genes - protein kinases


May 3rd, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 3 (ANI): While the human genome has already been sequenced, researchers have faced a problem when it comes to learning just how genes work as most of them ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover NSAIDs mechanism that inhibits tumour invasion


March 27th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): A new study from the National Sun Yat-Sen University and Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan has uncovered a new mechanism by which non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduce ... Read more...

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MicroRNA that may help stop lung cancer growth identified


March 21st, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 21 (ANI): Researchers at Yale University and Asuragen, Inc say that a small RNA molecule, known as let-7 microRNA (miRNA) may play a direct role in stopping cancer ... Read more...

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Scientists develop small molecule that promises potential cancer drug


March 4th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 4 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers claim to have made a small molecule which is effective at inhibiting the interaction between the tumour suppressor protein p53 and another protein that ... Read more...

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A drug that kills cancer cells, spares others


March 4th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 4 (IANS) It has not exactly been the medical equivalent of the hunt for the holy grail, but scientists have for long been looking for a drug that kills cancer ... Read more...

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