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Parsley could help in breast cancer treatment


May 10th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Parsley carries a potent compound that can halt breast cancer cells from reproducing, according to researchers.Salman Hyder, professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Missouri ... Read more...

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MIT nanoparticle takes advantage of tumors’ acidity to peel layers away


May 4th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new type of drug-delivery nanoparticle developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hunts out the acidic environment that characterizes all cancer cells.Such particles could target nearly ... Read more...

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‘All cancer cells are immortal’ theory exposed as a myth


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have hinted that not all cancer cells are immortal.In stark contrast to normal cells, which only divide a finite number ... Read more...

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New fusion molecule ‘empowers immune system to fight cancer’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to tap the body's own resources to fight cancer.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a molecule that lies dormant ... Read more...

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Molecules that help propel cancer metastasis identified


April 8th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified two molecules that enable cancer to spread inside the body.The findings could eventually lead to ... Read more...

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New drug shrinks cancer, with few side effects


April 7th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center showed in animal studies that new cancer drug compounds they developed shrank tumors, with few side effects.The study, done ... Read more...

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Mouse study shows nicotine does not promote lung cancer growth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): In a mouse study, researchers found that nicotine at doses similar to those found in most nicotine replacements therapies did not increase lung cancer tumour incidence, frequency or ... Read more...

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Gene mutations help leukemia drug fight squamous cell lung cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mutation in a gene called DDR2 that may indicate which patients with squamous cell lung cancer will respond to a leukemia drug called dasatinib.According ... Read more...

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Soy ‘ups radiation’s ability to destroy lung cancer cells’


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new research has shown that a component in soybeans increases radiation's ability to destroy lung cancer cells."To improve radiotherapy for lung cancer cells, we are studying ... Read more...

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New ‘nanodrug’ can attack breast cancer cells from the inside out


March 30th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have developed a new nanodrug that breaks down barriers to attack breast cancer cells from the inside out.Unlike other drugs that ... Read more...

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New treatment shows promise in the fight against breast cancer


March 30th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a promising treatment to delay the growth and spread of breast cancer tumors.According to researchers, the treatment combines two innovative strategies: blocking the ... Read more...

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Key component in the spread of lung cancer discovered


March 15th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new, key component in the spread of lung cancer that may also block spread of lung cancer with drugs.A team led by scientists at ... Read more...

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New method reveals how cancerous tumors evolve and spread


March 14th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): A new method of analyzing cancerous tumors suggests that tumors may not evolve gradually, but rather in punctuated or staccato-like bursts.The finding has shed new light on the ... Read more...

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Salmonella could be used to fight cancer


March 10th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists are using salmonella - the bacteria commonly transmitted through food that sickens people - to fight cancers of the gut.They believe salmonella may be a valuable tool ... Read more...

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Possible new treatment strategies for pancreatic cancer found


March 4th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein that can be modified to improve the effectiveness of one of the most common drugs used to treat pancreatic cancer.The University of ... Read more...

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Protein discovery could lead to better autoimmune disease, cancer drugs


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): The discovery that a single protein called FADD controls multiple cell death pathways could lead to better, more targeted autoimmune disease and cancer drugs.Jianke Zhang at Thomas Jefferson ... Read more...

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Compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new University of Missouri study has found that a compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer cells.Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor ... Read more...

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New discovery may help in the fight against ovarian cancer


February 4th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has found that that a type of regulatory RNA may be effective in fighting ovarian cancer.Scientists at the Ovarian Cancer Institute Laboratory at the Georgia ... Read more...

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How breast cancer cells dodge immune system and survive


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to understanding how breast cancer progresses in real patients.They have discovered a new way breast cancer cells dodge the immune system and promote ... Read more...

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Long-sought-after anti-cancer agent synthesized


February 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): For the first time, Yale University scientists have synthesized a chemical compound, leading to the development of a new class of molecules that may target and destroy cancer ... Read more...

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‘Breast on-a-chip’ to help experts in cancer research


January 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): With a large number of women nowadays getting breast cancer, developing methods for early diagnosis and subsequent treatment has been a major public health priority.Now, researchers at ... Read more...

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New technique to visualize gene expression in mammalian cells found


January 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have successfully visualized single molecules of naturally occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells.The breakthrough discovery achieved by the Albert Einstein ... Read more...

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New way to screen breast cancer cells’ ability to metastasize


January 9th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Using specific silicon microdevices might provide a new way to screen breast cancer cells' ability to metastasize, says a new research.Cell cytoskeleton refers to the cell's shape and ... Read more...

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Why some cancers become malignant and others don’t


January 7th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered why some cancers become malignant and others don't.The study, led by Dr. Gerardo Ferbeyre of the University of Montreal's Department of Biochemistry, found that cancer ... Read more...

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New invention could improve cancer drug delivery


December 24th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): A new way to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs to cancer tissues in controlled doses without harming healthy body cells has been found by University of Arizona researchers.If successful, the ... Read more...

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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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Protein that makes tumor cells in breast cancer resistant to treatments


December 15th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have found a protein that makes tumor cells in breast cancer resistant to treatments.Researchers at the Andalusian Institute for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER) and the ... Read more...

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Central switch that controls cell movements discovered


December 8th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): A central switch that controls whether cells move or remain stationary has been discovered by University of Georgia researchers.The misregulation of this switch may play a role in ... Read more...

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Promising new cancer treatment ‘fries’ cells inside tumors


November 24th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have developed a promising new cancer treatment called Magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH) that essentially "fries" cells inside tumors.The procedure has been used successfully in prostate, liver, ... Read more...

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Scientists introduce thermotherapy as a chemotherapy alternative


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A research team has introduced a new method to target and destroy cancerous cells.The cancer treatment uses hyperthermia to elevate the temperature of tumor cells, while keeping the ... Read more...

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Genes may influence cancer growth: Study


November 11th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A study has indicated that the genes we possess not only determine the color of our eyes and hair and how our bodies grow, but they might also ... Read more...

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Soon, a ‘nano drug’ jab that hits brain tumour’s bullseye


November 6th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): The scientists have developed a unique technology, which can inject anti-tumor drugs directly into brain tumor cells, unlike other drugs of its kind.The research team at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine ... 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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Evidence of unusual drug-resistant breast tumours found


October 9th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): Scientists have found how gene expression that contributes to drug resistance is ramped up in unusual types of breast tumours.The findings by the researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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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...

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