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New way to treat heart blocks: Drug eluting balloon


September 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Drug eluting balloon (DEB) technology is a relatively newer and simpler way to treat heart blockages and experts say it is more effective and cheaper ... Read more...

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Trio of drugs may help fight ‘triple negative’ breast cancer


December 11th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a blend of three drugs that could treat so called triple negative breast cancer.Women with such cancers lack all ... Read more...

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Plant stem cells pave way for low-cost cancer drug


October 26th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a well-known cancer drug could be produced cheaply and sustainably using stem cells derived from trees.University of Edinburgh researchers have isolated and ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist discovers cold virus that kills cancer


October 21st, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A study lead by a scientist of Indian origin discovered that a common virus, which can cause coughing and mild diarrhoea, has an ability to kill cancer.The scientists ... Read more...

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Novel study offers hope for new class of Alzheimer’s drugs


October 19th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new Penn study has discovered and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it ... Read more...

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New drug shows promise against platinum resistant ovarian cancer


October 10th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): An international research group has reported that a drug being developed as a treatment for ovarian cancer has shown single agent activity with durable disease control in some ... Read more...

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Combination treatment ineffective for advanced melanoma patients


June 6th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): The combination of two different chemotherapies and a previously approved treatment for kidney and liver cancers is not effective against advanced melanoma, a rare form of skin cancer, ... Read more...

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Everolimus-eluting stent safer, more effective than paclitaxel-eluting stent


May 6th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Everolimus-eluting stents demonstrate enhanced safety and efficacy in the treatment of de novo native coronary artery lesions when compared to paclitaxel-eluting stents, scientists have discovered.Results from the SPIRIT ... Read more...

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Genetic test may help ‘personalize’ drugs for cancer patients


March 1st, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A genetic test that predicts how well chemotherapy will work in cancer patients is being developed by scientists.According to creators, the revolutionary test will allow doctors to prescribe ... Read more...

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New discovery may help overcome taxane resistance in cancer


January 27th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists at Children's Hospital Boston have discovered a protein involved in taxane resistance, a group of cancer drugs that includes paclitaxel (Taxol) and docetaxel (Taxotere) and have become ... Read more...

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Soon, ’swallow the doctor’ nano pills to get heart back to health


January 19th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Heart patients may soon be able to "swallow their doctors", all thanks to researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School who have built targeted nanoparticles that can cling ... Read more...

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Chemo drugs may lead to cognitive decline


December 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study from University of Rochester Medical Centre has shown that four commonly used chemotherapy drugs disrupt the birth of new brain cells, eventually leading to a ... Read more...

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Drug-eluting stents safer than bare-metal ones for heart patients


September 26th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that the use of a drug-eluting stent (paclitaxel) is safer and more effective than a bare-metal stent in heart attack patients.It also showed ... Read more...

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Common chemotherapy drug can cause fatal reaction


June 9th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer is associated with fatal allergic reactions, say U.S. researchers.Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine identified 287 unique cases of ... Read more...

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Drug-eluting stents found to be superior in efficacy to bare metal stents Home


May 27th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A study suggests that the use of drug-eluting stents on heart attack patients undergoing angioplasty is more effective and as safe as that of bare-metal stents.Lead researcher Dr. ... Read more...

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Triple drug therapy shows promise in treating breast cancer


May 16th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Mayo researchers have suggested a triple drug therapy that may offer a promising new option for breast cancer.They said that combining two chemotherapy drugs with trastuzumab (Herceptin) to ... Read more...

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Drug-eluting stents found to be superior in efficacy to bare metal stents


May 7th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A study suggests that the use of drug-eluting stents on heart attack patients undergoing angioplasty is more effective and as safe as that of bare-metal stents.Lead researcher Dr. ... Read more...

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New technique holds promise for quickly measuring chemo effectiveness


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Scientists say that it may be possible to assess chemotherapy's success in inducing cancer cell death - by examining the patterns in which light bounces off cell surfaces. ... Read more...

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Gel treatment may help cure oesophageal cancer non-surgically


April 16th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to determine whether or not a gel treatment can reduce the size of tumours in patients with oesophageal cancer non-surgically. ... Read more...

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Researcher hits upon greener way to make vital cancer drug


April 3rd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Research is paving the way for potentially greener and more efficient production of a vital cancer-fighting drug. First isolated from the bark of the Pacific yew in 1967, the ... Read more...

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Drug-coated stents less risky for heart bypass patients


January 22nd, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that stents coated with a drug to suppress cell growth are less risky than bare-metal stents in coronary bypass surgery.Stents ... Read more...

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Drug-coated stents safer for bypass patients


January 22nd, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Drug coated stents are safer for coronary bypass patients as they carry lower risks of complications than bare-metal stents, says a new study.The study is the first large, ... 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...

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Virus that improves anti-cancer drugs efficacy unveiled


November 8th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 7 (ANI): A Canadian researcher team says that the efficacy of anti-cancer drugs in destroying tumours, or in keeping them in check, may be improved with the aid of ... Read more...

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Immune system both shields as well as promotes tumour growth


September 30th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 30 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that some proteins of the immune system can promote tumor growth.According ... Read more...

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New drug extends survival in patients with fatal pancreatic cancer


September 17th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17(ANI): Researchers from Karolinska Institute have come up with a new drug that can potentially extend survival in patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer.The research team led by Prof. Matthias ... Read more...

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Gefitinib shows promise in treating Asian nonsmokers with lung cancer


September 16th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Researchers in Hong Kong have suggested that gefitinib should be considered a first-line therapy for non-smoking Asian patients with one of the most common types of lung ... Read more...

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Nanotubes to deliver knockout punch to cancer sans side effects


August 15th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): Stanford University researchers in the U.S. have devised a way to improve chemotherapys effectiveness against cancer, and reduce its side effects. The researchers say that they have found ... Read more...

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Avastin, Taxol combo dramatically increases breast cancer therapy effectiveness


December 28th, 2007 - 2:22 pm ICT by admin
London, December 28 (ANI): Indiana University researchers have successfully concluded the first ever trial involving the inclusion of an antiangiogenic agent called Avastin in breast cancer therapy with Taxol, suggesting that this ... Read more...

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Protein behind immunity to ovarian cancer treatment identified


December 17th, 2007 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 17 (ANI): People suffering from ovarian cancer who have lower levels of protein called TGFBI, are less likely to respond to the treatment for cancer, says a study.Transforming growth factor, ... Read more...

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Oz researchers developing new detergent that rinses its own soap suds


November 14th, 2007 - 3:01 am ICT by admin
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