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Blood test to tell whether anti-depressants work


December 16th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) In a brand new discovery in the field of psychiatry, scientists have found a new method by which it can be known whether an anti-depressant drug ... Read more...

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Stress, depression linked to shorter survival in cancer patients


April 29th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Till date, the biological mechanisms behind stress affecting tumour's ability to grow and spread in cancer patients were not well understood.Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center find ... Read more...

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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...

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Diagnostic blood test can successfully identify rare lung disease


July 6th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): A certain blood test can successfully identify lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) in some patients, eliminating the need for surgical lung biopsy to make a diagnosis, say researchers.LAM is a rare ... Read more...

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Excess oxygen could slow formation of wrinkles


June 30th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): An overdose of oxygen could help reduce wrinkle formation by lessening tissue damage due to UVB rays, according to a Japanese study.In the study, mice that were placed ... Read more...

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Popular cancer drug can lead to kidney damage


June 11th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new research has shown that the widely used cancer drug bevacizumab can cause severe loss of protein from the kidney into the urine that can lead to ... Read more...

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Age-related macular degeneration risk on the rise for Asians


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has reported on the increasing rates of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among Asians.The study has been published in the May issue of Ophthalmology, the journal ... Read more...

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New drug target may help treat chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps


November 23rd, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a protein that is responsible for causing chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps.Chronic sinusitis, a constant irritation and swelling of the nasal passages, is a ... Read more...

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Scientists boost stem cells’ ability to promote tissue regeneration


October 6th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Engineers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have successfully enhanced stem cells' ability to regenerate vascular tissue such as blood vessels by equipping them with genes that produce extra ... Read more...

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Cancer drug improves vision loss in diabetics, cataract surgery patients


August 1st, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Researchers have found that bevacizumab medication, used to treat cancer, can help improve vision loss in diabetic patients as well as in people who have undergone cataract surgery.Use ... Read more...

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Turmeric cuts down cancer risk in women


July 14th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) The wonders of turmeric never cease to amaze. Researchers have now found that curcumin, a popular Indian spice derived from the roots of turmeric, could cut down the ... Read more...

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Simple blood test can reveal IVF’s suitability for individual patients


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A simple blood test can now tell whether In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) would be successful in a particular patient or not.Dr. Cathy Allen and her team from the ... Read more...

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Biomarkers to predict brain tumour’s response to therapy identified


June 24th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A research team including an Indian origin scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital has found new biomarkers that may help in identifying patients with recurrent glioblastoma, or brain tumours.It ... Read more...

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New target for diagnosis, treatment of age-related macular degeneration identifed


June 15th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new target for the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration.In a study, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School ... Read more...

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Why Down syndrome patients are less likely to develop cancer


May 21st, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): A new study sheds light on why people with Down syndrome are less likely to develop cancer.The research team from Children's Hospital Boston has showed that since the ... Read more...

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Stress can amplify progression of skin cancers


January 31st, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Stress can amplify the progression of malignant melanoma, a particularly aggressive form of skin cancer. Not only do different forms of cancer react differently to stress hormones, but ... Read more...

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Stress may hasten melanoma tumor growth


January 31st, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): A new study has revealed that stress might intensify the progression of melanoma tumors in patients with the particularly aggressive form of skin cancer.For the study, Eric ... Read more...

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New approach to rapidly grow bone tissue devised


December 16th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): With the help of stem cells, a Columbia University scientist has developed a novel way to "grow" bone and other tissues.Previous approaches have included the use of ... Read more...

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Anti-cancer drugs help in building, not destroying blood vessels


November 10th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Scientists have now discovered that anti-cancer drugs, earlier believed to tear down blood vessels, actually help in building stronger and more normal blood vessels. Previously it was believed ... Read more...

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Achilles heel of common childhood tumor identified


October 20th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how the common childhood tumour, infantile hemangioma, grows rapidly. Infantile hemangioma, made up of proliferating blood vessels is more frequently found in girls than boys. ... Read more...

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Stem cells may be made to build new organs


August 30th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Patients needing organ transplants may not need donated organs any more. A kind of 'instructor' molecule that tells blood vessel cells to organise themselves in tubes and not ... Read more...

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Genes involved in metastasis of breast tumours to the lung identified


June 21st, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): A team of scientists has identified five genes involved in the metastasis of breast tumours to the lung.The team from the University of Navarra, the Applied Medical ... Read more...

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New cell targets to prevent growth of breast and other tumors identified


April 24th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Researchers at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have identified new cell targets for preventing the development of breast cancer ... Read more...

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Biomarkers that may enable doctors to monitor cancer treatment identified


April 14th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Scientists based in The Netherlands have unveiled two potential biomarkers that may enable doctors to monitor the effectiveness of treatment with sunitinib or bevacizumab for kidney, and ... Read more...

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Scientists identify mechanism that triggers blood vessels growth


February 21st, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 21(ANI): Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a new mechanism that triggers the growth of blood vessels - after the circulation of oxygen and nutrients to body parts is ... Read more...

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Novel one-two punch therapy could slow down progression of breast cancer


December 27th, 2007 - 2:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 27 (ANI): A large clinical trial of Avastin, an anti-angiogenic therapy has concluded that a new one-two punch therapy that utilizes the drug in combination with chemotherapy, results in ... Read more...

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Brain cancer drug study shows promising results


December 16th, 2007 - 11:30 am ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A study on the use of Avastin, a drug used to extend the survival of patients with the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer called glioblastoma ... Read more...

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Study finds link between depression and heart disease


December 9th, 2007 - 11:25 am ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that depression nearly triples the risk of death following a heart attack, even when accounting for other heart attack risk factors.The research, which ... Read more...

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Stress hormone may speed up progression of certain blood cancers


November 20th, 2007 - 4:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that in cell cultures stress hormone norepinephrine appears to hasten the biochemical signals that stimulate certain tumour cells to grow and spread, consequently ... Read more...

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Transparent zebrafish provides new insight into breast cancer.


November 14th, 2007 - 2:42 am ICT by admin
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