medicinal chemistry

Scientists identify four anti-cancer compounds


November 30th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) Four new anti-cancer compounds have shown promise in inhibiting the growth of tumours, according to a new approach.Jason Smith, doing his M.Phil. in biomolecular sciences from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tomato compound may help prevent prostate cancer


July 14th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Lycopene, a red pigment that gives tomatoes their distinctive colour, could help prevent prostate cancer, say scientists.Lycopene is a potent antioxidant and some studies have shown ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Beware, smoking damages your body within minutes


January 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Scientists have issued a stark warning about smoking - it begins to damage your genes within mere minutes and not years after it reaches your lungs.Their report is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Daffodils may harbour brain cancer cure


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): Scientists have discovered narciclasine, a natural compound found in daffodil bulbs, may be a powerful therapeutic against biologically aggressive forms of human brain cancers."We are planning to move ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bitter-blocking ingredient in artificial sweeteners found


May 28th, 2010 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): The chemical that specifically blocks people's ability to detect the bitter aftertaste that comes with artificial sweeteners such as saccharin has been discovered by researchers.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New scan to track skin cancer early undergoing trials


October 6th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) A new imaging agent could help to save innumerable lives by tracking melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, at an early stage. Ivan Greguric and colleagues working ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New radioactive imaging agent may revolutionise skin cancer diagnosis


October 1st, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): An Australian Government funded research group has developed a potential new material that can make early diagnosis of malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer possible. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New pill shows promise in fighting fleas and ticks in dogs and cats


June 29th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new once-in-the-month pill has been found to be effective in controlling both fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, say researchers.Peter Meinke and colleagues at Merck Research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Banaras University scientists claim chickpeas can cure Leukoderma


January 30th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Kumar Dubey Varanasi, Jan.30 (ANI): Scientists at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Uttar Pradesh have claimed that chickpeas or, Choley as they are known in local parlance here can ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Chickpeas can cure skin disease: BHU scientists


January 27th, 2009 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Jan 27 (IANS) Chickpeas hold the cure for leukoderma, a chronic skin disease that causes loss of pigment, resulting in white spots or patches on the skin, claim scientists of the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gingko extract may provide clues to curing Alzheimers disease


August 23rd, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 23 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have begun a new study to investigate how a certain extract from leaves of the ancient eastern tree, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Turmeric-derived synthetic molecules effective against cancer


August 18th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Synthetic molecules derived from curcumin, main ingredient of Indian spice turmeric, can help kill cancer cells and stop them from spreading, say researchers at Ohio State University.Curcumin ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cancer-inhibiting compound found under the sea


August 8th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers claim to have found a marine compound that can halt cancer progression.The researchers say that the compound found off ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cancer-inhibiting compound found under sea


August 8th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) A marine compound discovered off the coast of Key Largo in Florida inhibits cancer cell growth in lab tests and is likely to prompt the development of effective ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian American gives $11 mn to US varsity


June 14th, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Parveen Chopra New York, June 14 (IANS) An Indian American, a native of Amritsar, has become the top individual donor to a US university, his alma mater, by gifting it nearly $11 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New compound has the potential to inhibit HIV protease


May 15th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 15 (ANI): By using computer models, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new compound that can inhibit HIV protease, which is an established target for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Subscribe