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Altered ‘ecstasy’ could kill some blood cancers


October 6th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) Altering the chemistry of recreational drug 'ecstasy' could help kill certain types of blood cancers, suggests new research.Ecstasy or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) was discovered in the late ... Read more...

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New ‘Nanobody’ agents help identify patients who will benefit from breast cancer drugs


April 12th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A study has suggested that new "Nanobody" agents can help physicians identify patients most likely to benefit from breast cancer drug therapies.If the compound, called "Nanobody", proves effective ... Read more...

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New discovery may help in the fight against Ebola infection


January 20th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a family of small molecules that appear to bind to Ebola virus' outer protein coat and may inhibit its entry into human cells.Ebola is a ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise against Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


December 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a family of small molecules that holds promise in protecting brain cells against nerve-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's.Researchers at the Southern Methodist ... Read more...

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New compound found effective against resistant microbes


May 28th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) An active compound, plectasin, from fungi and lower animals may well be suitable as an effective weapon against dangerous bacteria. Plectasin is a small protein molecule that can ... Read more...

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Novel drug candidate may help treat inherited muscular wasting disease


November 7th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Scientists from University of Oregon and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York have discovered a potential drug candidate that may help treat ... Read more...

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Worlds earliest known oil paintings discovered in Afghan caves


February 7th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 7 (ANI): A new chemical analysis suggests that Buddhist paintings from Afghanistan's famed Bamian caves are the worlds earliest known oil paintings, say researchers.The researchers say that the murals, ... Read more...

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Kenyan chemists aim to develop malaria drug from medicinal plant extracts


December 26th, 2007 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 26 (ANI): Kenyan chemists are trying to develop malaria medicines from the extracts of plants.The project, being carried out in the vicinity of the Mount Kenya, is a collaboration ... Read more...

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