programmed cell death

Cancer-causing H. pylori bug spurs cell death


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how cancer-causing bug H. pylori, which infects half the world's population, attacks a cell's innards, causing it to die by self-destructing.The finding ... Read more...

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Weight loss increases Vitamin D in obese women


May 26th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Ladies, if you hit the gym, you may become less vulnerable to dangerous diseases like cancer. Poor Vitamin D levels, a cause for some diseases, ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise against non-small cell lung cancer


December 4th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 04 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a mechanism in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells that contributes to their ability to maintain and grow tumors.The previously unknown mechanism was brought forth ... Read more...

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New discovery could stop stem-cell loss during cancer therapy


September 6th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 6 (ANI): Loss of stem cells during chemotherapy or radiation therapy is the main side effect for human cancer patients, leading to anaemia, appetite and weight loss. But a new ... Read more...

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New discovery may explain how certain cancers develop


May 28th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A new discovery made by a Florida State University College of Medicine researcher may help explain how certain cancers develop.Yoichi Kato, an assistant professor in the Department of ... Read more...

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Spaceflight compromises immune system of astronauts


May 15th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Spaceflight takes a toll on the genes controlling immune and stress response, which apparently leads to more sickness among astronauts, according to a new study.Astronauts are known to ... Read more...

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How hormone progesterone acts to prevent preterm birth


February 6th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers at Yale School of Medicine may have uncovered the mechanism by which progesterone prevents preterm birth.The findings will be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ... Read more...

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Does ’starving’ fat suppress appetite and reverse obesity?


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Peptides that target blood vessels in fat and cause them to go into programmed cell death could become a model for future weight-loss therapies. A team led by Randy ... Read more...

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Longevity gene could help maintain cognitive function during aging


November 6th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A gene known for its link with longevity in roundworms and humans could affect the function of stem cells that generate new neurons in the adult brain, according ... Read more...

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Studying maize evolution may help improve crop yields


October 3rd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): A new research on the evolution of maize may help improve crop yields in the future.As one of the most important crops worldwide and as a crop ... Read more...

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Green tea component may help preserve stored platelets, skin tissues


September 15th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A major component in green tea, called epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), could help prolong the preservation of both stored blood platelets and cryopreserved skin tissues, according to two separate studies ... 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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New light-sensitive compounds may revolutionize cancer therapy


June 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): American chemists have developed new compounds that show promise for photodynamic cancer therapy, which uses light-activated drugs to kill tumor cells.Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, ... Read more...

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Is superiority of human brains to chimps’ responsible for higher cancer rates?


June 11th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists at the Ovarian Cancer Institute are studying whether the cognitive superiority of human's brains over chimps' is responsible for the higher rates of cancer among humans."I ... Read more...

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Red Sea Coral extract may help fight skin cancer


May 16th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist at South Dakota State University has found that a substance derived from Red Sea Coral can help treat skin cancer.The ... Read more...

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On switch for cell death signalling mechanism discovered


January 6th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Researchers at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have discovered the on switch for cell death signalling mechanism.The scientists have uncovered the structure of the interactions between ... Read more...

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Genes that control cell death may play a role in age-related hearing loss


October 17th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new study in mice has suggested that several genes that play a role in how human body''s cells normally auto-destruct may play a role in age-related ... Read more...

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Grapes, red wine may help in treating familial breast cancer


October 10th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a compound found in grapes and red wine as an excellent candidate for treatment of inherited breast ... Read more...

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One dose of EPO can limit amount of damage to the heart following attack


October 9th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): After a heart attack, two things happen necrosis (normal cell death) and apoptosis (programmed cell death) and both are bad. Now, a group of scientists has found ... Read more...

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Researchers turn cancer friend into cancer foe


October 8th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Burnham Institute scientists have created a peptide that binds to a protein Bcl-2 that protects cancer cells from programmed cell death, and converts it into a cancer cell ... Read more...

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Newly created peptide turns cancer friend into foe


October 8th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): A team of American scientists has created a peptide that binds to Bcl-2, a protein that protects cancer cells from programmed cell death, and converts it into ... Read more...

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Sea sponges chemical can trigger cancer cell death


August 27th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Researchers from National Cancer Institute in Frederick have revealed that a natural chemical found in sea sponges can trigger cancer cell death using an unusual pathway.The chemical ... Read more...

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Amplifying cell death signals causes pre-cancerous cells to self-destruct


August 17th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): Rockefeller University scientists say that they have devised a way to amplify death signals that make a cell multiplying in a dangerously abnormal way to kill itself ... Read more...

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Traditional herbal medicine may help fight pancreatic cancer


May 20th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer at Jefferson in Philadelphia have found that a herb used in traditional medicine by many Middle Eastern countries might help in the ... Read more...

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Biological principle of apoptosis may also save ailing businesses


May 9th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Inspired by the process of programmed cell death called apoptosis, which may prevent errant cells from giving rise to cancer, Spanish researchers have now come up with ... Read more...

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Low levels of vitamin D linked to increased risk of breast cancer


April 19th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Women with low levels of vitamin D are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study.The study involved 1,394 patients with breast ... Read more...

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Fruit fly model explains how salmonella escapes immune defences


April 17th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 17 (ANI): Salmonella bacteria are known to dodge multiple immune responses to cause debilitating intestinal infection, but now Emory University researchers have taken a major step in finding ... Read more...

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Blood pressure drugs may help prevent pancreatic cancer spread


April 15th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have found that a blood pressure-lowering drug called an angiotensin receptor blocker inhibits pancreatic cancer ... Read more...

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Vitamin D and calcium affect cell death in the colon: Study


April 14th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A new study from Emory University has revealed that Vitamin D and calcium supplements may influence cell death in colon.Previous studies had shown that calcium and vitamin ... Read more...

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Protein that kills brain cells after stroke identified


March 28th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Researchers at Emory University claim to have identified a protein that kills brain cells after a stroke or a seizure.The study found a protein called asparagine endopeptidase ... Read more...

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Embryonic stem cell protein could help fend off deadly cancers


March 5th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
London, March 5 (ANI): A protein that regulates development of human embryonic stem cells could also inhibit the growth and spread of deadly cancers, according to a study by researchers at Northwestern ... Read more...

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Scientists discover how certain proteins control programmed cell death


March 1st, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin
London, March 1 (ANI): Researchers at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital have achieved a breakthrough understanding how certain proteins control the process of apoptosis, which rids the body of faulty or unneeded ... Read more...

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Researchers uncover new genetic association with schizophrenia


February 29th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): A new study has found that the variant of a particular gene, multiple epidermal growth factor-like domains 10 or MEGF10, is associated with the heritable risk for schizophrenia.The ... 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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Ripening fruits contain highly active antioxidants: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 10:14 am ICT by admin
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