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New approach could reverse liver failure


August 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 6 (IANS) A new approach being tried by researchers could reverse liver failure, characterised by sudden and massive death of the organ's cells, which could potentially end in ... Read more...

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New drugs to kill cancers minus side-effects


May 21st, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 21 (IANS) A new class of drugs which kills cancers but causes minimal side-effects is being developed by researchers. "These new agents attack a fundamental characteristic of cancer ... Read more...

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Beehive extract may arrest prostate cancer


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) An over-the-counter natural remedy derived from beehives slows down the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumours in mice, says a new study.Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, ... Read more...

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Discovery could lead to ‘next-gen’ vaccines


April 8th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) The discovery of how a vital immune cell recognises dead and damaged body cells could open the way to next-gen vaccines that are more effective and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Amrita unveils drug for neuro tumours


February 21st, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Amrita Centre for Nanosciences Tuesday unveiled what is said to be a wonder drug to treat neuro-endocrine tumours.The product has been developed at the Amrita ... Read more...

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Super vaccine could knock out 70 percent of cancers


December 13th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A super shot that could knock out seven out of 10 lethal cancers is on the way. It shrunk breast tumours by 80 percent during tests ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble upon ’stop cancer’ gene


November 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a gene that halts a common form of skin cancer, potentially opening the way to better treatment in future.Stepen Jane, professor of ... Read more...

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Slowing down prostate cancer by starving its cells


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Researchers have hit upon a potential treatment for prostate cancer - starving tumour cells of a vital nutrient that fuels their growth.The study, conducted with lab ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Red wine compound can halt breast cancer


October 2nd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) A compound found in red wine and grape skin, known to stave off heart attacks, also halts breast cancer in its tracks.Lab tests have shown that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New technique lights up tumour cells during surgery


September 19th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A technique which lights up tumour cells during surgery could help those who suffer from ovarian cancer. Now doctors may spot undetectable tumours measuring just a ... Read more...

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Bad cholesterol feeds brain tumours


September 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Bad cholesterol fuels the growth of the commonest type of brain cancer, glioblastoma, just as hormones drive the growth of certain breast and prostate cancers.Glioblastomas are ... Read more...

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‘Harmless’ soil bacteria can help kill tumours


September 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Scientists are harnessing a harmless soil bug to kill tumours by using it as a drug delivery vehicle.The therapy uses Clostridia sporogenes -- a bug found ... Read more...

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Herbal remedy beats brain cancer


July 13th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Indirubin, a herbal compound used in traditional Chinese remedies might beat deadly brain tumours. Indirubin is derived from the Indigo plant, an active ingredient in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New hope for cancer cure


July 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) British scientists have found a new way of killing cancer cells, a media report said Friday.The study not only sheds light on why some people fail ... Read more...

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Light sensitive drugs to target cancer


June 5th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new cancer treatment that uses light to target tumour cells, a method which promises greater effectiveness than available treatments. Scientists at the ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for breast cancer identified


April 6th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein that alters nutrition of breast cancer cells, which can be a potential therapeutic target in the development of effective therapies for the disease.They ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

New technique offers fresh hope to lung cancer sufferers


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Scientists say that a simple new technique could help improve diagnosis and treatment options for lung cancer sufferers.The new method involves counting the number of tumour cells in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Intestinal stem cells offer clues to colon cancer origin and relapse


March 18th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine have discovered that colorectal cancer cells trigger a set of genes similar to those found in intestinal stem cells.They proposed ... Read more...

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Now, a tiny white bread mint like capsule to track cancer in the body


March 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists have developed a tiny white breath mint like little capsule that can track the growth of a tumour without repeated invasive procedures."With this, we are going to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel method might help block for tumour growth


March 15th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Combining two experimental anticancer peptide agents might simultaneously block formation of new tumour blood vessels while also inhibiting the growth of tumour cells, suggests a new study.This early ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes interact much like making friends on Facebook


March 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers have suggested genes interfere with each other in much the same manner that Facebook suggests friends.Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pathology tests give cancer cells a miss


March 2nd, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 2 (IANS) Tiny cancer cells are being missed in routine pathology tests, causing the death of nearly half the patients after five years of being given the "all-clear", ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mechanism involved in breast cancer’s spread to bone uncovered


February 4th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A team of Princeton University scientists has discovered a mechanism involved in breast cancer's spread to bone, which may lead to a new treatment for the disease.Cancer cells ... Read more...

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New protein drives prostate cancer cells to ’suicide’


February 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists have identified a protein that halts growth of prostate cancer cells and even drives them to commit 'suicide'.A drug that boosts levels of the protein, called FUS, ... Read more...

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Green tea best for fighting cancer, dementia


January 7th, 2011 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Green tea could be a far more powerful medicine for fighting cancer and dementia, experts have claimed.Scientists were astounded at how effectively compounds within the drink, once they ... Read more...

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Green tea ‘fights dementia and cancer’


January 6th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new research by scientists at Newcastle University has suggested that regularly drinking green tea could protect the brain against developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New find: brain tumours in fruit fly mimic genetic program of germline cells


December 25th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that some brain tumours in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster mimic the genetic program of germline cells to grow.And removing some of these genes leads ... Read more...

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Mistletoe helps kiss cancer side-effects goodbye


December 19th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Mistletoe 'magic' may seal romance, bestow fertility and bring peace to warring spouses, according to folklore. Now the plant has also been credited with the power of healing, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How does cancer spread?


December 12th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): Experts at Imperial College London have apparently discovered what makes cancer cells spread.They are now assessing drugs to stop the process in a breakthrough that could save thousands ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Circulating tumour cells in blood up death risk in early-stage breast cancer patients


December 11th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has shown that the presence of one to four circulating tumour cells in the blood of patients, who are in the early stages of breast ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Magnetic pulses can burn cancer cells


December 6th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Cancer can be 'burned up' with a new technique that uses magnetic pulses to heat tumour cells until they die. Scientists have found they can surround cancer ... Read more...

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Cancer cells can be ‘burned up’ using magnetic pulses


December 6th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique known as hyperthermia therapy, which they hope will allow them to target cancer cells in the body and kill them without harming ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Restoring gene may slow spread of advanced lung tumours


November 25th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Cancer biologists have revealed that restoring the gene for cancer protein p53 could slow the spread of advanced lung tumours, but doesn't help early-stage cancers.The findings by experts ... Read more...

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Tumours capable of making their own blood vessels: Study


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that tumours don't rely on their host's blood vessels for nourishment because they can make their own blood vessels.The findings offer an explanation ... Read more...

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