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New discovery shows promise against pancreatic cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have made a new discovery that could be helpful in the fight against pancreatic cancer.By determining what goes missing in human cells when the gene ... Read more...

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Genetic mutation that causes most common form of eye cancer identified


November 18th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): An international, multi-center study has found a novel oncogene that is associated with uveal melanoma, the most common form of eye cancer.Researchers have isolated an oncogene called GNA11 ... Read more...

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Molecular on-off switches for cancer and autoimmunity defined


October 1st, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Scientists from the Institute for Advanced Studies in New Jersey are examining how oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes handle cellular stress, and said that each of these opposing ... Read more...

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Exposure to second-hand smoke in the womb may affect long-term health


July 1st, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 01 (ANI): Children born to non-smoking mothers exposed to second-hand smoke during pregnancy have genetic mutations that may affect long-term health, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of ... Read more...

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Gene ‘behind breast cancer’s aggressive behaviour’ identified


July 21st, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Scientists from Genome Institute of Singapore have identified a gene, which they believe might contribute to the breast cancer's aggressive behaviour.Aggressive forms of cancer are often driven by ... Read more...

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Zebrafish may help explain how skin cancer spreads


May 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Scientists claim that zebrafish can help explain how aggressive human skin cancer, melanoma, grows and spreads.The pigmented cells in zebrafish helped scientists tease out how oncogenes that are ... Read more...

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Scientists move a step closer to creating ideal neural cells for clinical use


April 14th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have come up with a way to convert human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into neural progenitor cells, which may ... Read more...

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One-virus method used to convert adult cells to embryonic stem cell-like cells


December 16th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists have made a breakthrough by using a single virus instead of four to convert adult cells to embryonic stem cell-like cells, called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) ... Read more...

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How cancer prevention drives aging


December 2nd, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have found how cellular senescence, the well-known mechanism for preventing cancer, can trigger aging and age-related disease by changing the local tissue ... Read more...

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Scientists identify mechanism that may explain onset of cancer


April 23rd, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Scientists at Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory (CSHL) have reported the discovery of a mechanism that may explain the onset of cancer.Using a common virus called adenovirus, as ... Read more...

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String of genetic mutations cause aggressive form of leukaemia


April 15th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
London, April 15 (ANI): Experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have unearthed evidence that a combination of genetic mutations is to blame for most cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), ... Read more...

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New mathematical model offers better understanding of cell signalling


March 25th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Michigan has unveiled a new mathematical model that offers new understanding of cell signalling, which may be pretty important in identifying ... Read more...

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Pushing cancer cells into overdrive may make them self-destruct


November 21st, 2007 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a novel treatment strategy that might someday prove effective against many types of cancer: Push cancer cells ... Read more...

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