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New Study Challenges How Regulators Determine Risk

...mesis is overwhelming. In the study, high doses of anticancer drugs frequently inhibit yeast growth, but at low doses they enhance growth, exactly what the homesis model predicts. Whether one accepts the hormesis theory is not the critical public policy issue, according to Calabrese. He says that the major i...

Vitamin E Precursor Alpha-TOS Found Effective Against Breast Cancer Cells

... "Alpha-TOS has already shown promise as a potent anticancer agent in diseases such as colon cancer and mesothelioma. It induces controlled cell death or apoptosis in tumour cells." Transgenic mice with high HER2 breast cancers were treated over a three week period and tumour size was monitored every three ...

Onions, Garlic may Reduce the Risk of Cancer

...of kidney cancer) cancers, they said. Again, the anticancer effect increased with more garlic they ate. People who ate the most garlic had a lower risk of all cancers except breast and prostate cancers, which are mainly associated with hormonal and reproductive issues, write the researchers in the American Jo...

Inhibition of Colorectal tumor growth by Grape seed extract

...toxic doses, by which grape seed extract can offer anticancer benefit in mice. Source-Eurekalert GYT...

Super Chow, Laced With Semi-Synthetic Vitamin E, Inhibited Spread of Cancer

...these synthetic derivatives, but they show amazing anticancer properties, and they selectively target tumor cells,” Akporiaye said. To make the synthetic vitamins water soluble (not fat soluble like natural vitamin E), researchers have added sodium hydroxide. In this way, these vesiculated forms, called V?-TO...

Synthetic DNA Makes Better Hydrogels for Drug Delivery

...e researchers encapsulated porcine insulin and the anticancer drug Camptothecin and observed that the drugs were released in a controlled manner over time. When they encapsulated live cells in a gel, they found that the cells were still alive three days later. It is possible, the researchers said, that live cel...

Curcumin –New Weapon Against Colorectal Cance

...Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) found the anticancer property of curcumin, on examining the link betwee...researchers to believe that curry may have certain anticancer functions. Early lab studies have revealed that curcumin fights skin, breast and other tumor cells. ...

Dabur Research to set up Drug Discovery Center in Oman

...afety profile of nanoparticle delivery systems for anticancer drugs in India, the DRF is hopeful of being able to commercially market the cancer drug in two years. Looking at the Middle East to do research and development for commercially viable projects, the DRF sees Oman's plans to develop marine resources...

Anti-cancer drug may treat muscular dystrophy

...ies on mice reveal that a drug, being tested as an anticancer agent to treat breast cancer, supports recovery fr...urnal Nature Medicine.According to this study, the anticancer drug trichostatin A or TSA increases muscles fiber size in two mouse models of muscular dystrophy. M...

Coffee, Tea-Beneficial or not?

... that serve as excellent antioxidants showing even anticancer and heart-protective effects in test-tube and animal models. However good clinical studies are few and there has still not been any definitive proof of its health benefits. Therefore the report last week in the Journal of the American Medical Associ...

Cancer-Killing Compound From A Fungus

...ight have some tremendous potential as a prototype anticancer agent, but no one has been able to study or develop it because it's so hard to get enough of it from natural sources," says Robert K. Boeckman, professor of chemistry. "You either grow the fungus that makes it, or you go through a complicated chemi...

Green tea could protect us against billiary tract cancer and bile stones

...ls. But the FDA rejected the health claim over the anticancer effects of green tea due to the lack of strong evidence....

Gene Variations Raise the Risk of Childhood Cancer Survivors

...s studied anthracyclines, a commonly used class of anticancer drugs known to cause heart damage in some patients...assify gene variations that modify side effects of anticancer drugs, they may be able to better tailor treatment plans to individual patients. Thus, knowledge of ...

New Research May Be Useful for Developing Drugs for HIV and Cancer

... cancer. By applying the concept to development of anticancer drugs, the researchers hope to design more specific clinical agents with reduced side effects compared to the very useful, but toxic, cisplatin and congeners. (Source: Newswise)...

Researchers Develop Potent Cancer Killer From Vitamin E Derivative

... potent chemopreventive agent that has both strong anticancer and antioxidant properties,’ says principal investigator Ching-Shih Chen, professor of pharmacy and of internal medicine, and a researcher with the OSUCCC-James. ‘Such an agent might help reduce the risk of prostate, colon and other cancers.’ Che...

Unchecked Cellular Repair Pathway Causes Liver Cancer

...ick said. "There is a desperate need for effective anticancer treatments that are safe for patients with liver d...ick said. "There is a desperate need for effective anticancer treatments that are safe for patients with liver disease." Liver cancer is rare in people with healt...

Anticancer Properties of Vitamin D Revealed

... indicates that it may be possible to separate the anticancer properties of vitamin D from its other functions. ...hemically modified into a drug that will only have anticancer effects,” said Professor Stephen Byers, Ph.D. He and Salimuddin Shah, Ph.D., led an international gr...

Anticancer Properties of Vitamin D Could Be Separated From Other Functions

... but high dosage intended to take advantage of its anticancer properties might lead to calcium toxicity. “We f...hemically modified into a drug that will only have anticancer effects,” said Professor Stephen Byers, Ph.D. Byers led a team of international researchers in colla...

Mystery unfolds about the Ginkgo biloba extract!

...this is a study in mice, and so we cannot say what anticancer effects, if any, Gingko biloba might offer humans....esearch was to see if Ginkgo biloba would show any anticancer effects on these cancer cell lines, and concluded that the extract did nothing to cancers that were ...

US Academy honors 15 for major contributions to science

... synthesis of carbohydrates for the development of anticancer vaccines." NAS Award for Initiatives in Research, established by AT&T Bell Laboratories and supported by Lucent Technologies, carrying a prize of $15,000 awarded annually to recognize innovative young scientists and research with potential for new ...

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