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Scientists show how infection fighting cells form


July 10th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have shown for the first time how an important class of immune cells, which spur development of antibodies to fight infections, comes into being.'Follicular dendritic ... Read more...

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Vaccines to boost immunity where it counts


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have created synthetic nanoparticles that greatly bolster vaccine responses by targeting lymph nodes, where most immune reaction occurs.Currently, all other adjuvants (compounds added to boost ... Read more...

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Argentine president to undergo surgery for thyroid cancer


December 28th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Dec 28 (IANS) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will undergo surgery for thyroid cancer, her spokesman said.Fernandez, 58, who two weeks ago began her second term after winning ... Read more...

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Scientists identify molecules that help propel cancer metastasis


April 9th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Researchers have identified a novel mechanism that can fight cancer spread by controlling the traffic of cells and fluid from tissues to lymphatic vessels.Harnessing this mechanism may help ... Read more...

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Pathology tests give cancer cells a miss


March 2nd, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 2 (IANS) Tiny cancer cells are being missed in routine pathology tests, causing the death of nearly half the patients after five years of being given the "all-clear", ... Read more...

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Knee protectors can cause skin problems


January 12th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new research has revealed that knee protectors can form allergenic substances on the skin."Substances that appear at first glance to be harmless can cause allergic reactions since ... Read more...

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Scientists label report on ‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical ‘alarmist’


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): If you have seen the movie 'Erin Brockovich' you may remember hexavalent chromium too - the chemical chromium-6 that is considered as a dangerous water pollutant.A new report ... Read more...

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Novel imaging technique may cut lymphedema in breast cancer patients


December 12th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Oncologists have pointed out that integrating single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the computerized tomography (CT) scans may offer breast cancer patients substantial protection against lymphedema.The ... Read more...

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Weightlifting cuts lymphedema risk following breast cancer treatment


December 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that weightlifting may play a key role in the prevention of the painful limb-swelling condition lymphedema following breast cancer treatment."Lymphedema is a dreaded, ... Read more...

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New standard treatment for breast cancer at early stages established


December 4th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Spanish Oncology has established a new standard treatment for breast cancer at early stages, thanks to the results of a new study.The results have suggested that docentaxel during ... Read more...

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Oestrogen therapy ’causes ovarian cancer to grow five times faster’


October 21st, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that oestrogen therapy used by menopausal women causes a type of ovarian cancer to grow five times faster.Researchers at the University of Colorado ... Read more...

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Postmenopausal hormone therapy ‘ups breast cancer risk’


October 20th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Use of estrogen plus progestin among postmenopausal women is associated with an increased incidence of more advanced breast cancers and with a higher risk of deaths attributable to ... Read more...

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Hall Of Famer Tony Gwynn Diagnosed With Cancer


October 10th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez The former right fielder in Major League Baseball Anthony Keith Gwynn a.k.a. Tony Gwynn has recently revealed in one of his interviews that he has been diagnosed with cancer. ... Read more...

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Less Invasive Breast cancer surgery gives new hope for patients


September 25th, 2010 - 2:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from United States and Canada says breast cancer patients could just have some selected lymph nodes removed and they will fare just as well as those that ... Read more...

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‘Co-conspirator’ cells may hold key to skin cancer prevention


August 31st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): A new research has identified cancer cells called 'co-conspirator' in the genesis of melanoma - a finding that could be the key to predicting and preventing skin cancer.Apart ... Read more...

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Air travel safe for breast cancer survivors: Study


August 20th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Women who have survived breast cancer can fly without any worries, says a new study.University of Alberta researcher Margie McNeely said that the theory that breast cancer survivors ... Read more...

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Herpes virus helps treat cancer patients


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) British researchers have successfully used a genetically engineered herpes virus to treat patients suffering from head and neck cancer. The virus was found to be more effective at killing ... Read more...

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Kala Azar affects 252 people in West Bengal district


July 28th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) At least 252 people have been afflicted by Kala Azar in West Bengal's Malda district this year, a medical officer said Wednesday. "Six to seven blocks in Malda district ... Read more...

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Kala-azar outbreak in West Bengal district


June 13th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Outbreak of kala-azar, a centuries-old disease, in two tribal villages near Bolpur in West Bengal's Birbhum district has thrown health officials into a tizzy. The outbreak came to light ... 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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Enhancing cellular immunity against influenza virus


May 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Trudeau Institute, New York, have identified two key signalling components that may help enhance cellular immunity against influenza virus.David L. Woodland, project leader and president ... Read more...

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Dexter’s Michael C. Hall is wins his battle against cancer successfully


April 27th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Apr 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael C. Hall’s wife – Jennifer Carpenter recently announced to the media that her husband ‘Dexter’ has won his battle against cancer successfully. He was ... Read more...

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Dexter star Michael C. Hall has ‘fully recovered’ from cancer


April 26th, 2010 - 1:31 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Apr 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Dexter star – Michael C. Hall has fully recovered from cancer, according to his wife. Michael’s wife – Jennifer Carpenter also added that he ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber expected to die “within four weeks”


April 4th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 4 (ANI): Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Muhammad al-Megrahi, who was freed from a British prison on "compassion grounds" after being diagnosed for the terminal cancer, is expected to die "within ... Read more...

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Scientology helped John Travolta deal with son’s death


March 28th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 28 (ANI): John Travolta has said that Scientology helped him deal with the sudden death of his teenage son Jett.The 'Face Off' star's son had passed away last year because ... Read more...

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Boy with cancer treated for TB for two years


January 30th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 30 (IANS) An eight-year old boy in Uttar Pradesh was treated for tuberculosis for two years when he was actually suffering from cancer, a senior doctor at the Balrampur Hospital ... Read more...

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Breast cancer multigene test may help patients avoid chemo


January 12th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study shows that a 21-gene test of a patient's breast cancer tumour may change doctor and patient treatment decisions, including the need for chemotherapy.The test, Oncotype ... Read more...

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How stress may kill you


December 1st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Showing the link between the nervous and immune systems, researchers have discovered how stress may kill you.According to a report in the December 2009 print issue of the ... Read more...

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PET-CT scans may help predict response to head, neck cancer treatment


November 17th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that use of a combination of PET-CT imaging techniques can help predict patients' response to head and neck cancer treatment.During the past two ... Read more...

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Radiation can prevent cancer relapse after surgery


November 6th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 6 (IANS) High-risk melanoma patients who are treated with radiation after surgery have a significantly lower risk of their cancer returning to the lymph nodes, compared to those patients who ... Read more...

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Study finds breast cancer changes with spread


November 4th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): Almost 40 percent of breast cancer tumours change form as they spread, according to a UK study.This, according to Breakthrough Breast Cancer scientists in Edinburgh, could mean that ... Read more...

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‘One-stop’ breast cancer test can drastically shorten treatment process


October 31st, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): A new "one-step" breast cancer test can significantly cut the treatment process for women with the disease.Patients having breast cancer surgery will be given the 30-minute breast lymph ... Read more...

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Why youngsters are more prone to human form of mad cow disease


October 15th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists from The Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh have identified certain immune cells that could help explain why younger people are more susceptible to human form ... Read more...

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Gene that regulates breast cancer metastasis identified


October 6th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Wistar Institute scientists have identified a gene called KLF17, which appears to be involved in the spread of breast cancer throughout the body."Identifying the gene that suppresses the ... Read more...

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Gene that may play role in type 1 diabetes identified


August 11th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): A gene that may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body's insulin-producing cells has ... Read more...

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