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Breakthrough nano method of gene delivery developed


October 17th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) In a pioneering technique developed by US scientists, specific genes can now be painlessly and directly delivered into infected living cells without resorting to needle pricks.Developed ... Read more...

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Bioengineered protein may help fight leukemia


February 19th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have announced a breakthrough discovery in understanding how the body fights leukemia.They have identified a protein called CD19-ligand (CD19-L) located on the surface of certain white blood ... Read more...

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Diet-induced obesity speeds up leukaemia


September 8th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Obesity caused due to fatty diet can directly speed up the progression of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to a study at The Saban Research Institute of Childrens ... Read more...

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Compound boosts cancer-killing properties of agent in trials


June 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that adding a second agent may make a new, experimental anti-cancer drug effective against a ... Read more...

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Green tea may help treat chronic leukemia


June 5th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that an extract of green tea may be helpful in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients.Researchers at Mayo Clinic say that use of the chemical ... Read more...

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Vicious circle’ may offer novel acute leukemia treatment target


April 14th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (AN): A self-feeding "vicious circle" of molecules that keeps acute leukemia cells alive and growing and that drives the disease forward has been identified by researchers.The finding suggests a ... Read more...

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Novel treatment gives hope to lymphoma, leukemia patients


February 27th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 27 (ANI): Researchers have offered a new hope for a new therapy for patients with certain types of lymphoma and leukemia.PCI-32765 is a new drug being assessed in a Phase ... Read more...

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Nanobubbles may help destroy cancer cells


February 5th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University have come up with a new technique to isolate cancer cells and destroy them with tiny explosions.They used lasers to make "nanobubbles" by ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for leukaemia identified


January 28th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston have identified a potential new therapeutic target for ... Read more...

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Two new genetic variations linked to common childhood cancer


August 17th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified inherited variations in two genes that can lead to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a common childhood cancer.The finding ... Read more...

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Drug that inhibits acute leukemia cell growth discovered


April 25th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): American researchers have found how to turn off a certain receptor that promotes the growth of leukemia cells.The study by researchers from the Children's Cancer Hospital at The ... Read more...

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Grape-seed extract can help fight leukemia


December 31st, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): University of Kentucky researchers have found that grape seed extract can effectively kill leukemia cancer cells.Within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukemia cells had died after being ... Read more...

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Scientists decode complete DNA of cancer patient


November 6th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Scientists have decoded the complete DNA of a cancer patient and traced her disease, acute myelogenous leukemia, to its genetic roots.A team at the Washington University's Genome Sequencing ... Read more...

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Eating fruits, vegetables can boost patients” response to chemotherapy


October 23rd, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study by UC Riverside biochemists has revealed that ingesting apigenin, a naturally occurring dietary agent found in vegetables and fruit, improves cancer cells'' response to ... Read more...

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Combo of targeted drugs may prove more effective in leukemia fight


October 21st, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A recent discovery by scientists suggests that the most effective treatment for leukemia may rely on a combination of targeted drugs, rather than a single miracle drug. ... Read more...

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Agent that breaks opioid drugs craving can help fight leukemia


August 2nd, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): A group of researchers in Germany have found that an agent used to break addiction to opioid drugs can help in combating leukemia cells.According to the research ... Read more...

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Re-purposed Malaysian folk medication reduces resistance to chemotherapy


June 28th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 28 (ANI): A re-purposed Malaysian folk medication has the potential to reduce resistance to chemotherapy agents used to treat cancer, said researchers from McGill University s Faculty of ... Read more...

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New drug combo kills leukemia cells by shutting down their energy source


May 17th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have taken a major step forward in the fight against leukaemia, by discovering a drug combination ... Read more...

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Scientists block tumour growth in leukaemia mouse model


April 25th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Researchers at Ohio State University have successfully blocked tumour growth in an animal model by restoring two small molecules often lost in chronic leukaemia.The animal study, using ... Read more...

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Basis of anticancer drug resistance in childhood leukaemia found


April 16th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 16 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital have found the basis of resistance provided by anticancer drug, methotrexate in childhood acute lymphoblastic ... Read more...

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Gene therapy protocol activates immune system in patients with leukaemia


February 12th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have developed a gene therapy protocol that has the potential to activate immune system in ... Read more...

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