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New ‘poison’ discovery could pave way for leukaemia therapy


December 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Research led by Weill Cornell Medical College revealed that newly identified mutant enzymes in AML create a chemical poison to cause leukaemia.The findings should prove useful in treating ... Read more...

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Adopting ’synthetic lethality’ could boost molecularly targeted cancer therapy


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): In a discovery that could improve molecularly targeted cancer therapies, researchers have hypothesized that using 'synthetic lethality'-hitting already weakened cancer cells with a second targeted agent could kill ... Read more...

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Protein that makes local bladder cancer invasive found


May 15th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have identified a protein, which, according to them, is involved in pushing tumours to become invasive - and deadly.It is ... Read more...

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How omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation


May 3rd, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have found new mediators that not only can explain how omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, but also hint at ... Read more...

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How insects decide what to eat and what to avoid


April 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A protein in sensory cells on the "tongues" of fruit flies enables them to detect a noxious chemical and, thereby influencing their decision about what to eat and ... Read more...

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Researchers unravel secret of queen bee’s behaviour


August 4th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 4 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the mysteries of why and how the queen bee controls the behaviour of her workers. University of Otago zoologists two years ago discovered that queen ... Read more...

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Key target of aging regulator found


June 11th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Researchers at The Wistar Institute have defined a key target of an evolutionarily conserved protein that can help turn back the age clock.The study, which has been published ... Read more...

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Novel way to stop malarial parasite growth found


May 19th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found a novel way to stop malarial parasite growth.According to researchers, the new finding could guide the development ... Read more...

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Scientists identify promising compound to treat epilepsy


May 5th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new anticonvulsant compound, called paxilline, which may cease the progression of epilepsy, a neurological disorder marked by abnormal electrical activity in the brain that ... Read more...

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Old leprosy drug effective against autoimmune diseases


February 1st, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A century-old drug used to treat leprosy has shown promise in treating multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases, say researchers.The old drug called clofazimine, made in the ... Read more...

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Anti-leprosy drug promising as therapy for auto-immune diseases


January 31st, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) A century-old drug that failed to treat tuberculosis but has worked well as anti-leprosy medicine holds promise as potential therapy for multiple sclerosis and other auto-immune diseases, says ... Read more...

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Mutant fruit fly gene could explain how volatile anesthetics work


January 25th, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): While studying fruit flies, researchers from Germany''s University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel have found a genetic mutation that might explain how do volatile anesthetics work. Volatile anesthetics are ... Read more...

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Worm gene may help restore damaged nerves


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Researchers at University of Utah have identified a worm gene that can be over-activated to speed damaged nerve cell regeneration.The researchers said that their discovery is a ... Read more...

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India-US team finds new therapy for pancreatic cancer


December 30th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) A team of Indian and American scientists has found a new way of treating pancreatic cancer that kills nine in 10 of some 40,000 people diagnosed with the ... Read more...

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Protein behind hearts ”tick-tock” identified


December 3rd, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A team of American researchers has identified a protein that plays a key role in the daily rise and fall of blood pressure and heart rate, leading ... Read more...

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Molecular target for Alzheimers treatment unveiled


November 6th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): A team of researchers has shown that a molecule called Cyclophilin D (CypD) interacts with amyloid beta (Aa) peptide, the main constituent of plaques in the brains ... Read more...

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Molecule behind diverse human chronic inflammatory diseases identified


September 16th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): Virginia Tech researchers have uncovered a common connection between the cellular innate immunity network and chronic inflammatory diseases like atherosclerosis, Type 2 Diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. Research leader ... Read more...

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Researchers pinpoint molecular basis of alcohol tolerance


July 31st, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Researchers from UMass Medical School have identified a class of small molecules known as microRNA that may play a crucial role in the development of alcohol tolerance.Tolerance ... Read more...

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Experimental drug blocks prostate cancer progression in animal study


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Researchers at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an experimental agent that has been able to block the progression of prostate cancer in an animal ... Read more...

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Arsenic helps in tumour imaging when linked to cancer-homing drug


March 2nd, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have shown in animals that arsenic linked to a drug that binds to the blood vessels of cancerous tumours provides a potent ... Read more...

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New molecular target to improve chemotherapy efficacy identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:16 am ICT by admin
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New molecular target for prevention of obesity identified


November 14th, 2007 - 2:52 am ICT by admin
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