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Vitamin C hastens brain tumour’s death


February 20th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Showering brain cancer cells with vitamin C softens them up for radiation therapy and hastens their death.Patries Herst from the University of Otago, with Melanie McConnell ... Read more...

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Physical activity may prevent stress on telomeres


April 5th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Psychological stress leads to shorter telomeres - the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age and, thus, health. But UCSF scientists ... Read more...

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Targeted cancer drug more effective after first-line treatment


February 28th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Feb 28 (ANI): New trials have shown that targeted cancer drug Erlotinib has comparable efficacy to chemotherapy, and is better tolerated, in hard-to-treat cases where a patient's cancer has progressed quickly ... Read more...

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‘Cancer-stricken’ Apple boss Steve Jobs ‘may have just 6 weeks to live’


February 17th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A tabloid has claimed that Apple founder, Steve Jobs, is stricken with pancreatic cancer and may have just six weeks to live.The National Enquirer has published new pictures ... Read more...

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Protein involved in melanoma’s development identified


December 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein involved in early steps of development of melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer.Melanocytes (pigment-producing skin cells) lose the genetic regulatory mechanisms ... Read more...

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Mechanism that turns healthy cells into prostate cancer cells discovered


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California have found a protein that is crucial for regulating the self-renewal of normal prostate stem cells, needed to repair injured cells or ... Read more...

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Coming soon: ‘Magic pill’ for men with aggressive prostate cancer (re-sue)


October 13th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A study from the Institute of Cancer Research based in London and Surrey indicates that a potentially life-prolonging pill for men with aggressive prostate cancer could be available ... Read more...

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Coming soon: ‘Magic pill’ for men with aggressive prostate cancer


October 12th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): A study from the Institute of Cancer Research based in London and Surrey indicates that a potentially life-prolonging pill for men with aggressive prostate cancer could be available ... Read more...

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Now, a disposable device to identify aggressive breast cancers


September 29th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new disposable device based on advances in microfluidics that may help identify advanced breast cancer patients who are candidates for therapy with the drug ... Read more...

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Understanding gene-environment interaction for a psychosis model


August 30th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Psychotic disorders vary greatly across places and demographic groups, as do symptoms, course, and treatment response across individuals.This, in combination with progress in the area of molecular genetics, ... Read more...

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Vitamin C ‘can block tumour growth’


July 20th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 20 (ANI): Vitamin C can help block the growth of cancer cells, found New Zealand researchers-a feat that could be quickly adopted into cancer treatment.After much controversy over the ... Read more...

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How dietary supplement could block cancer cells


June 30th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have found how a substance, which is produced when eating broccoli and Brussels sprouts, can block the proliferation of cancer cells.Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive ... Read more...

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New strategy to fight cancer drug resistance discovered


June 21st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21: Scientists seem to have found a way to immobilize a common protein that often opposes chemotherapy treatment of various forms of cancer.The researchers have discovered that that they could ... Read more...

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New oral drug promises treatment for aggressive lymphoma


May 27th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New oral drug promises treatment for aggressive lymphomaWashington, May 27 (ANI): A new oral drug called lenalidomide promises positive results in patients with transformed lymphoma with few side effects, suggests a new ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock genetics of kids’ brain tumour


May 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): An important cancer gene that could lead to more effective drugs being developed to fight pediatric high grade glioma - a disease that currently has a poor prognosis, ... Read more...

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Mice study shows slight changes in 2 genes launches breast cancer development


May 13th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Scientists have made a new breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer.Researchers at Georgetown Lombard Comprehensive Cancer Center have been able to show, in mice, how just a ... Read more...

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Why late-life depression is harder to treat


May 5th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have tried to explain why people who suffer from depression in later life are harder to treat and keep well in the long ... Read more...

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Flaxseed-rich diet decreases severity of ovarian cancer in chickens


May 5th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): After spending five years researching on ovarian cancer in chicken models, University of Illinois scientists have discovered that a diet enriched with flaxseed decreases severity of the deadly ... Read more...

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`Dr. Death’ ’screamed’ at nurse for going behind his back to speak to patient’s family


April 29th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Apr.29 (ANI): Indian origin surgeon Jayant Patel threatened to quit and leave the Bundaberg Base Hospital after staff spoke to the family of a critically ill patient, the Supreme Court in ... Read more...

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Experimental drug for advanced prostate cancer shows promise


April 15th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): A new study suggests that an experimental drug could be a weapon for doctors in the battle against an aggressive form of advanced prostate cancer.The research, led by ... Read more...

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Treatment for deadly brain tumor found


January 20th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Rhode Island Hospital researchers have identified a treatment in animal models for glioblastomas - deadly brain tumors.Such tumors which, once diagnosed, offer a poor prognosis and relatively short ... Read more...

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Genes that drive aggressive brain cancers identified


December 24th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genes that, when simultaneously activated, spur the most aggressive forms of human brain cancer.The discovery, by a team of Columbia scientists led by Antonio ... Read more...

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New gene findings may help treat infant leukemia


December 6th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): Researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, in collaboration with the Children's Oncology Group, have identified specific genes, dubbed partner genes, which fuse with another gene to drive ... Read more...

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Novel therapy may eradicate lung cancer


October 30th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center have suggested a novel therapeutic strategy that would completely eradicate lung cancer.Researchers Pier Paolo Scaglioni and Georgia Konstantinidou have shown that using ... Read more...

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Novel way to block growth of human colon cancer cells


August 27th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists in Switzerland have discovered a novel way to inhibit the growth of human colon cancer cells and preventing the disease from reaching advanced stages and the development ... Read more...

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Negativity ‘ups mortality risk in peripheral arterial disease patients’


August 18th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Peripheral arterial disease patients with negative, inhibited personality type are at an increased risk of dying within four years, say researchers.Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when plaque builds ... Read more...

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New targeted therapy delivers chemo directly to ovarian cancer cells


July 30th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Using a protein, called EphA2, researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have successfully delivered chemotherapy in a highly selective manner in preclinical models ... Read more...

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Placenta-derived stem cells may help treat lung diseases


July 28th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new research, conducted by Italian boffins, has shown that stem cells derived from human placenta could help in the treatment of lung diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis ... Read more...

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Promising drug target for aggressive form of breast cancer identified


July 9th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Researchers at Andel Research Institute (VARI) have identified a potential target for the treatment of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer.They found that the Met gene ... Read more...

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Novel targeted therapy shows promise to eliminate leukaemia stem cells


July 3rd, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A piece of research has shown that it is possible to eliminate stem cells related to human acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a notoriously treatment-resistant blood cancer, using a ... Read more...

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Novel genetic test improves pregnancy rates in older women


June 30th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists from University of Oxford, UK claim to have developed a new less invasive genetic test that has found to greatly improve pregnancy rates in older women with ... Read more...

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Younger men with advanced prostate cancer survive less


May 22nd, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) While younger men with prostate cancer face a low risk of dying early, those having its advanced forms do not live as long as older men with similar ... Read more...

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Psychiatric disorders common in adults who have had anorexia


March 27th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 27 (ANI): After studying 51 teenagers with anorexia nervosa and an equal number of healthy persons for a number of years, a team of Swedish scientists have come to the ... Read more...

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Biological pathway behind childrens brain tumour identified


March 19th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Nottingham have found that a biological pathway plays a role in the development of a type of brain tumour that predominantly occurs ... Read more...

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Scientists provide new insights into aggressive childhood cancer


January 6th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study from University of Wurzburg in Germany has found vital clues that may lead to development of new treatments for aggressive childhood cancer.Previous studies have ... Read more...

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