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Silencing ‘hedgehog’ molecule halts cancer


June 6th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Breast cancer cells are known to create the conditions for their own survival by communicating their needs to the healthy cells surrounding them.Now researchers have identified ... Read more...

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Promising target for AIDS vaccine identified


April 1st, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A new research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have indicated that a section of the AIDS virus's protein envelope once considered an improbable target for a vaccine now ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gambling addiction treatment ‘is not one-size-fits-all’


March 16th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new Wayne State University study has suggested that gambling addiction treatment is not one-size-fits-all, but it is difficult to predict which style of treatment is best for ... Read more...

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New mosquito type presents challenge in fighting malaria


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists in France have identified a new type of mosquito in Africa and say it could further complicate the fight to control malaria.It is a subgroup of Anopheles ... Read more...

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New potential target for breast cancer therapy identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers have identified a potential target for breast cancer therapy.Overexpression or hyperactivation of ErbB cell-surface receptors drives the growth of many breast cancers. Drugs, like Herceptin, that block ... Read more...

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Body fat distribution linked to a higher risk of ER-negative breast cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that body fat distribution does not play an important role in the incidence of every subtype of premenopausal breast cancer, but is associated ... Read more...

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Smoking ups death risk due to breast cancer


November 9th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): A new study has revealed the women who smoke or have a history of smoking are at 39 percent higher risk of death due to breast cancer.Although smoking ... Read more...

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New compounds may effectively treat both alcohol, cigarette addictions


November 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Alcohol and nicotine dependence can be treated simultaneously with the help of two new compounds, says a research.Researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at ... Read more...

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Heavy smoking in midlife ‘doubles dementia risk’


October 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Heavy smoking in middle age is linked to more than double the risk for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia two decades later, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How genetic changes make some brain cancers more aggressive


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 02 (ANI): A study has provided new insight into genetic changes that make some forms of glioblastoma, the most common type of primary brain cancer, more aggressive than others and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nothing much to worry about dengue: Azad


September 26th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The dengue situation in India is not dangerous, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here Sunday even as Delhi has reported five deaths and over ... Read more...

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Star shaped brain cells regulate breathing


July 19th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Astrocytes, the brain cells named after their characteristic star-shape, play a key role in the regulation of breathing. Scientists at the University College London and the University of Bristol ... Read more...

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Marijuana derivative may ease neuropathic pain sans side effects


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists have found that a new compound similar to the active component of marijuana (cannabis) can provide effective pain relief without the mental and physical side effects of ... Read more...

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New drug shows dramatic results in reducing lung cancer tumours


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new drug could be instrumental in shrinking tumours in lung cancer patients, according to a new study.The new drug, crizotinib, under development by Pfizer, showed dramatic results ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First step towards developing personalised cancer treatments


April 15th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Leading cancer researchers from around the world are working together to catalogue the genetic changes of the 50 most common cancers.They say it's the first step towards developing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Distinct subtypes of deadly brain cancer identified


January 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Researchers at The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified four distinct molecular subtypes of the most common form of malignant brain cancer in adults, glioblastoma multiforme ... Read more...

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Addiction meds may help treat gamblers


December 11th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): It is possible to treat pathological gambling with medications that decrease urges and increase inhibitions, says a new study.University of Minnesota researchers found positive outcomes in gamblers treated ... Read more...

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Dream-enacting behaviour common in healthy youngsters, says study


December 1st, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study by Canadian researchers has found that dream-enacting behaviour is common in healthy young adults.The study appearing in the Dec.1 issue of the journal Sleep also ... Read more...

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Exposure to H1N1 strain in womb linked to higher heart disease risk


October 1st, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): Looking at more than 100,000 individuals born during and around the time of the 1918 flu pandemic in the US, a collaborative study has shown that people exposed ... Read more...

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Wearing high heels can make women wince later in life


September 29th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Wearing high heels early in life can make women wince in pain in later years, says a new research. Men, however, do not experience the same foot pain as ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Public health response to swine flu may be seen as alarmist, says US expert


September 4th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 4 (ANI): A US expert says that the public health measures taken in response to swine flu may be seen as alarmist, overly restrictive, and unjustified.Peter Doshi, a doctoral ... Read more...

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How swine flu affects pigs


May 12th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Studying the effects of the H1N1 strain of swine flu on a group of piglets, scientists at Bangkok-based Chulalongkorn University recently found all infected animals to show ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New method to test vaccines against flu strains


March 18th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A computerised method could more accurately and speedily test efficacy of proposed flu vaccines against multiple strains of the disease. Avian flu or bird flu is a particularly ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher maps structure of toxin used to reduce wrinkles, calm hyperactive bladder


December 26th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): An Indian-origin researchers at the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has announced that his team has determined the atomic-level structure of a deadly toxin ... Read more...

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Killing ”angry” immune cells in fat may help fight diabetes


October 8th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Researchers have shown that they can rapidly reverse insulin resistance in obese mice - by killing off ''angry'' immune cells that take up residence in obese fat ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil quick way to make human monoclonal antibodies against flu


May 1st, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
London, May 1 (ANI): A new study report suggests that it is possible to rapidly produce infection-fighting proteins called human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in laboratory to fight influenza.The report says ... Read more...

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Flu viruses constantly mutating into deadlier versions


April 17th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Seasonal influenza strains constantly mutate in overlapping epidemics in Asia and sweep the rest of the world every year, according to a study. By focussing surveillance efforts on ... Read more...

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Stress may boost cervical cancer risk in women


February 16th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study at the Fox Chase Cancer Centre has found that stress may increase the risk of developing cervical cancer in women.Cervical cancer is caused by Human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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