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Stem cells from skin, blood regenerate faltering liver


May 12th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Patients with advanced liver disease can be treated with stem cells taken from their own skin or blood in a breakthrough that could save thousands of ... 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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Short DNA ‘end-caps’ linked to diabetes risk


March 25th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found new evidence from studies in mice that short telomeres or 'caps' at the ends of chromosomes may predispose people to age-related diabetes.Telomeres are ... 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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Scientists crack genetic code for form of pancreatic cancer


January 21st, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have deciphered the genetic code for a type of pancreatic cancer, called neuroendocrine or islet cell tumors.The work shows that patients whose tumors have certain ... Read more...

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‘Longevity’ protein may ward off precursor to prostate cancer


January 14th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): New evidence suggests that the "longevity" protein SIRT1 can inhibit the development of a known precursor to prostate cancer, prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN).Results from the study could lead ... Read more...

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Western diet linked to increased risk of breast cancer


January 7th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet play an important role in the growth and spread of breast cancer.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Genome code for most common form of pediatric brain cancer cracked


December 17th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): The genetic code for medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer and a leading killer of children with cancer, have been decoded by scientists at the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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Trio of drugs may help fight ‘triple negative’ breast cancer


December 11th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a blend of three drugs that could treat so called triple negative breast cancer.Women with such cancers lack all ... Read more...

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Simple fingertip test may identify breast cancer patients at CTS risk


December 11th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A simple test that measures a breast cancer patient's ability to feel two metal points pressed against her fingertips may help evaluate the risk for developing carpal tunnel ... Read more...

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Western diet ‘ups prostate cancer risk’


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet plays an important role in the growth and spread of prostate ... Read more...

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How cancer ‘eats patients alive’


September 5th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 05 (ANI): Scientists have proposed a new theory about how cancer cells grow and survive.The finding could help researchers design better diagnostics and therapies to target high-risk cancer patients.A large ... Read more...

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Blood vessel-blocking drug may delay prostate cancer progression


June 9th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): In a clinical trial of 200 prostate cancer patients, a blood vessel-blocking drug called tasquinimod slowed the rate of disease progression, say experts at Johns Hopkins, Roswell Park ... 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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Personalized blood tests for cancer developed


February 19th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have developed personalized blood tests for cancer using whole genome sequencing.Boffins have used data from the whole genome sequencing of cancer patients ... 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 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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Nanotechnology used for developing new DNA cancer test


August 18th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed a highly sensitive test to look for DNA attachments that are believed to be the early warning symptoms of cancer.The research ... Read more...

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How two genes promote colon cancer’s growth


August 7th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): American scientists have shed new light on how two cancer-promoting genes enhance a tumour's capacity to grow and survive under conditions where normal cells die.Researchers at the ... 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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India-US team finds new therapy for pancreatic cancer


December 30th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) A team of Indian and American scientists has found a new way of treating pancreatic cancer that kills nine in 10 of some 40,000 people diagnosed with the ... 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 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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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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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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Stem cells behind bone marrow cancers resistance to treatment


January 12th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 12 (ANI): Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have discovered that cancer stem cells for multiple myeloma, which affects bone marrow and other bone tissues, have many ... 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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Potential drug target for treatment-resistant prostate cancer found


December 31st, 2007 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Researchers at Jeffersons Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia have identified the protein that remains active in almost all recurrent prostate cancers, which are resistant to hormone therapy.Dr. Marja ... Read more...

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