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Drug helps monkeys shed weight, holds hope for humans


November 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Obese rhesus monkeys lost on average a little more than a tenth of their body weight four weeks after taking an experimental drug that selectively destroys ... Read more...

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Sam Champion’s Father Lt. Col. James H. Champion Passes Away


October 27th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The veteran anchor of "Good Morning America", Sam Champion has been missing from the show for a week. However, at last the people and the fans ... Read more...

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Biomarker may hold key to early diagnosis of lung cancer


October 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Early-stage lung cancer diagnosis may now be possible- as scientists have suggested that a biomarker may be used to develop a potential screening test.A collaboration between physicians and ... Read more...

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Key step for regulating embryonic development discovered


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mechanism that turns developmental genes off and on as an embryo matures.Dr. Edward T.H. Yeh at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer ... Read more...

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Well-cooked meat may increase bladder cancer risk


April 20th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Frequently eating meat, especially the one which is well done or cooked at high temperatures, may increase your chances of developing bladder cancer, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Billionaire Dan Duncan Dies Unexpectedly At Home


March 30th, 2010 - 2:27 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Houston Texas has lost one of their most generous philanthropists at the age of 77. Dan Duncan, headed Enterprise, Duncan Energy Partners, and Enterprise GP Holdings as chairman. ... Read more...

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Radiation ineffective after mastectomy, says study


March 7th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): Radiation may not help most early-stage breast cancer patients after mastectomy, a new American research has revealed.The study, conducted by researchers at The University of Texas M. D. ... Read more...

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Mechanism that helps brain cancer evade immune system attack discovered


January 16th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists from University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre have found that cancer stem cells that trigger the most lethal type of brain tumour also suppress an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green tea may help fight oral cancer


November 6th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Green tea extract has been found effective in preventing oral cancer, say researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre.Green tea is rich in polyphenols, ... Read more...

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Implants don’t increase woman’s breast cancer risk


October 21st, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Getting breast implants does not increase a woman's breast cancer risk or interfere in detection procedure, say researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre"The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kanzius Machine: Ultimate Cure For Cancer?


October 19th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey October 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Here's another shining example of how a degree is not the only thing that takes you a long way. John Kanzius, a former businessman and radio ... Read more...

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Lifestyle choices do affect cancer incidence and treatment


September 25th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Lifestyle choices do affect the incidence and treatment of cancer, according to a study.Published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine (AJLM), the study looked at recent ... Read more...

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Toad venom may offer cancer cure


September 25th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): A Chinese medicine made from dried venom secreted by the skin glands of toads has shown promise in slowing down cancer progression in patients, say researchers.Huachansu, the Chinese ... Read more...

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Gene that raises bladder cancer risk identified


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): A gene variation of prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) gene, called rs2294008, can increase the risk of urinary bladder cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas ... Read more...

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Common diabetic therapy reduces pancreatic cancer risk


August 2nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): A commonly prescribed anti-diabetic drug can reduce an individual's risk of developing pancreatic cancer by 62 percent, according to a new study.The research from The University of Texas ... Read more...

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How cancer survivors can improve their sexual relationships


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): The physical toll because of cancer therapy can make many female survivors turn their back on bedroom intimacy, and that's where a partner can play a role in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New blue-light technique to improve bladder tumour detection


April 27th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have come up with a novel diagnostic tool that not only helps detect bladder tumours but will substantially reduce the rate at which these cancers ... Read more...

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New cancer drug restricts neuroblastoma growth by 75 pct


April 24th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A research team has found a novel drug that reduces the growth of neuroblastoma, a childhood brain cancer, by more than 75 percent.A study, conducted with human neuroblastoma ... Read more...

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Genetic variations could predict ovarian cancer risk, survival prospects


April 20th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Genetic variations in the micro-RNA (miRNA) processing pathway genes and miRNA binding sites could predict a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer and her prospects for survival, according ... Read more...

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Gene that protects tumour suppressor in breast cancer identified


April 7th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre have identified a gene that protects PTEN, a major tumour-suppressor in breast cancer.They ... Read more...

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Pregnancy has no impact on breast cancer survival


February 9th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Women who develop breast cancer during their pregnancy have no difference in rates of local recurrence, distant metastases, and overall survival as compared to other young women ... Read more...

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Scientists use gold nanospheres, near-infrared light to cook tumour


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 2 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have announced that they have been successful in equipping hollow gold nanospheres with a targeting peptide ... Read more...

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Risk factors for contralateral breast cancer identified


January 27th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre have identified certain risk factors that may help predict the likelihood of patients developing breast cancer ... Read more...

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Scientists pave way for identification of risk factors in unaffected breasts of cancer patients


January 26th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have identified certain patient and tumour characteristics, which might help detect which of the ... Read more...

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Abnormal genes in DNA repair may help predict pancreatic cancer risk


January 15th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that abnormal genes that repair mistakes in DNA replication may act as an indicator ... Read more...

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Protein expression predicts breast cancer survival in an unexpected way


December 14th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new research led by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has revealed that the expression of the microtubule-binding protein Tau is not a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Selenium, Vitamin E not effective in preventing prostate cancer


December 10th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Selenium, a trace mineral found in grains, nuts and meats, and vitamin E whether taken alone or in combination do not prevent prostate cancer, according to a ... Read more...

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New species of leprosy bacterium identified


November 25th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Through genetic analysis of a pair of lethal infections, scientists have identified a new species of bacterium that causes leprosy.The researchers named the new species Mycobacterium lepromatosis.Lead ... Read more...

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Exercise, veggie-rich diet improves elderly cancer survivors health


November 19th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Regular exercise and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help improve body weight and physical function in elderly cancer survivors, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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How protein forces ovarian cancer cells to kill themselves


November 16th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that a protein, known to inhibit the growth of ovarian cancer, works in part ... Read more...

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Hepatitis B may be linked to pancreatic cancer


September 30th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A new study has found that past exposure to the hepatitis B virus may be associated with the development of pancreatic cancer.The study has shown that evidence ... Read more...

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Protein thought to curb DNA repair actually promotes it, prevents cancer


July 22nd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre have found that a protein previously suspected in inhibiting DNA repair actually promotes it and prevents ... Read more...

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Swami Ramdev to set up centre in Houston


July 18th, 2008 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 18 (IANS) Popular yoga guru Swami Ramdev has announced the setting up of a $4.5 million centre in Houston. It will be the first major overseas branch of his ... Read more...

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Cases of new, deadly form of cancer on the rise: Study


July 7th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that the incidence of mantle cell lymphoma, a deadly form of non-Hodgkin''s lymphoma, is on ... Read more...

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Vaccine doubles survival in case of brain tumours


June 3rd, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) A promising new vaccine boosts immunity in a common and deadly brain tumour and may fend off its recurrence while doubling the survival rate, a new study has ... Read more...

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