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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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Cancer info on Wikipedia accurate, but not reader-friendly: Study


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Wikipedia is a wealth of information - written and edited by non-experts without professional oversight. Despite that, crucial information about cancer is as accurate as a science journal, ... Read more...

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Protein that spurs spread of prostate cancer discovered


May 20th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that Stat5, a signaling protein previously found to be key to survival of prostate cancer, is also involved in metastasis.The study, conducted by researchers from ... Read more...

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Protein that makes local bladder cancer invasive found


May 15th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have identified a protein, which, according to them, is involved in pushing tumours to become invasive - and deadly.It is ... Read more...

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Milk production hormone can help prevent aggressive breast cancer


February 4th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A mechanism by which a hormone responsible for milk production blocks an oncogene that makes breast cancer more aggressive has been discovered by researchers from the Kimmel Cancer ... Read more...

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New biomarker may help predict pancreatic cancer risk in the obese


February 4th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists from Jefferson Pancreatic, Biliary and Related Cancers Centre have identified an inflammatory marker that may help detect pancreatic cancer in obese patients.Studies have shown that obesity is ... Read more...

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Radiation for prostate cancer does not cause continuous sexual decline


January 6th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that sexual function in prostate cancer patients receiving external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) decreases within the first two years after treatment but then ... Read more...

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Tobacco could be biofuel of vehicles of future


December 31st, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Researchers have identified a way of increasing oil content in tobacco leaves as a prelude to using these for biofuel. In some instances, the modified tobacco plants produced ... Read more...

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Tobacco plant leaves can be used to make efficient biofuel


December 31st, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): In a new study, researchers from the Biotechnology Foundation Laboratories at Thomas Jefferson University, US, have identified a way to increase the oil in tobacco plant leaves, which ... Read more...

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Potential new imaging technique ‘helps identify malignant breast tumours’


December 18th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist from Kimmel Cancer Centre at Jefferson has come up with a novel imaging technique that would help identify malignant breast ... Read more...

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New mechanism of blocking HIV-1 from entering cells identified


December 1st, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new mechanism by which drugs block HIV-1 from entering host cells.Cellular invasion by HIV-1 requires the concerted action of two proteins on the viral ... Read more...

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People with migraine more prone to hangover headaches


October 19th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): Those suffering from migraine are more vulnerable to alcohol-induced headaches, according to a study.Michael Oshinsky, Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, ... Read more...

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Migraine sufferers more vulnerable to hangover


October 19th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Migraine sufferers may be more vulnerable to an alcohol-induced headache after a night of drinking, according to researchers. Until now, studying the mechanism behind migraine and other forms ... Read more...

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Scientists to create 3D ‘touch-and-feel’ genetic images of cancer


September 27th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 27 (ANI): A team of scientists is all set to create a three-dimensional patient imaging system that will allow surgeons to view and virtually 'touch' genetic images of cancer.The 3D ... Read more...

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Soon, single shot to protect against rabies


September 19th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): A single shot of vaccine might soon be efficient enough to provide protection against rabies, say researchers.The team led by Dr James McGettigan, assistant professor of Microbiology and ... Read more...

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Oral migraine therapy effective in providing relief


August 12th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A new investigational, orally inhaled therapy has been found effective in treating migraines, according to researchers.The research team from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have shown ... Read more...

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Smoking ‘raises potential for metastatic pancreatic cancer’


July 28th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Exposure to nicotine through cigarettes can significantly elevate the risk of pancreatic cancer to become metastatic, say researchers.Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Centre at Jefferson claim that isoform ... Read more...

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Common migraine pain condition found to affect cluster headache patients too


May 28th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A team of American health experts have observed the same kind of pain condition in patients with cluster headache as are commonly seen in people with migraines.Dr. ... Read more...

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Vitamin K, sorafenib combo effective against pancreatic, liver cancers


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Centre at Jefferson have found that vitamin K when combined with sorafenib can help curb pancreatic and primary liver cancers.According to Dr Brian ... Read more...

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Herbal extract effective against pancreatic cancer


April 20th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) A herb that kills pancreatic cancer cells can also halt pancreatic cancer from developing, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Thymoquinone, the major constituent of the oil extract from ... Read more...

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Herbal extract inhibits pancreatic cancer development


April 20th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A herb used in traditional medicine by many Middle Eastern and Asian countries not only kill pancreatic cancer cells but also appears to inhibit development of pancreatic cancer ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for melanoma identified


April 16th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Researchers at Albany Medical College claim to have identified a potential therapeutic target for melanoma.The team led by Dr Andrew Aplin, an associate professor of Cancer Biology at ... Read more...

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Common anti-seizure drugs may increase risk of cardiovascular problems


March 19th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Two of the most commonly prescribed anti-seizure medications may increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, such as high cholesterol levels and C-reactive protein, according to a study.The ... Read more...

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Gene therapy effectively reverses heart damage


December 30th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Long-term gene therapy has found to be effective in improving cardiac function and reversing heart damage in heart failure.During the study, the researchers treated the rats with ... Read more...

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Exercise may reduce age-related brain changes in older adults


December 1st, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Exercise could help prevent age-related brain changes in older adults, suggests a new study.In the study, researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill found ... Read more...

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New ‘’suicide gene” delivery approach may pave way for pancreatic cancer treatment


September 24th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Scientists have developed a novel method to effectively kill pancreatic cancer cells - using nanoparticles to successfully deliver a deadly diphtheria toxin gene. The study, led by researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists kill cancer cells with toxic gene


September 24th, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) A research team killed off pancreatic cancer cells by getting nanoparticles to deliver a deadly diphtheria toxin gene to the targeted area. This approach, tested successfully for the ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover gene signature behind cancer spread


May 31st, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (ANI): U.S. researchers have identified a gene signature responsible for the spread of cancer from one organ to another, a process scientifically known as metastasis.Research collaborators from ... Read more...

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Soon, a simple blood test to predict the risk for coronary disease


May 22nd, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A simple blood test may soon be all that is required to know if post-menopausal hormone therapies present an elevated risk of a heart attack, says a ... Read more...

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Traditional herbal medicine may help fight pancreatic cancer


May 20th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer at Jefferson in Philadelphia have found that a herb used in traditional medicine by many Middle Eastern countries might help in the ... Read more...

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Low level of protective heart failure protein causes high blood pressure


May 6th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 6 (ANI): Lower-than-normal levels of a protein, called S100A1, which appears to have protective and healing effects for failing hearts, may result in high blood pressure, according to ... Read more...

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Blood pressure drugs may help prevent pancreatic cancer spread


April 15th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have found that a blood pressure-lowering drug called an angiotensin receptor blocker inhibits pancreatic cancer ... Read more...

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Signalling protein crucial to protecting heart during cardiac arrests


March 22nd, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 22 (ANI): A new study has found that a particular signalling protein plays a key role in limiting damage during cardiac arrests.Scientists at the Center for Translational Medicine at ... Read more...

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Blocking signaling protein may help destroy prostate cancer


February 29th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Researchers at Jeffersons Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia have found that by blocking a signaling protein, which is key to the cancers growth, might help kill prostate cancer ... Read more...

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Protein that helps pancreatic cancer cells evade immune system identified


January 11th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 11 (ANI): Researchers at Jeffersons Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia , have found that a protein that helps pancreatic cancer cells evade the immune system.The protein, the researchers state, ... Read more...

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