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Potential New Cancer Gene Identified

...pression of this target gene in Burkitt's lymphoma cell lines was blocked, the cancer cells revert back to normal-appearing cells. This could point the way to new therapies for one of the most aggressive childhood cancers, as well as other cancers associated with increases in the HMG-I/Y gene according to...

A Porcine Dolly

...riginal host species, causes AIDS in humans. Every cell in a pig's body carries some 50 copies of PERV. Even so, this does not necessarily mean the end of pig-organ transplantation. Indeed, PERV-infected mice remain as healthy as immunosuppressed animals can be. Needles to say that the jury is still out o...

Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...he parasite creates tiny channels in the red blood cell membrane, through which it can absorb nutrients. In fact, each infected red blood cell have a thousand or more such channels, which are not present on normal, uninfected red blood cells. ...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...patients and found that patients whose white blood cell count is in what is considered a "high normal rang... heart attack than patients with lower white blood cell counts. But patients with elevated white blood cell counts who had previously undergone bypass sur...

Controversial deal on public access of the human genome map

... eye or even skin. It will also help say whether a cell will function normally or not, enabling one to screen babies in the womb for diseases, and device specific advancements against many hereditary diseases and remedies for crippling ailments. While it is customary to make the results of such ground-br...

The Cancer Rumour mill working over time

...her cancers of the head and neck”. With regards to cell phones and their role in causing cancer, research is still underway and nothing conclusive has been established so far. It is hoped that inspite of all people being interested in their life, common sense prevails and people learn to distinguish bet...

Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours

...illion dollar suit. He is claiming compensation to cell phone users who are said to have developed brain t...ernment funded study recently failed to prove that cell phone usage could cause brain tumours. Analysts are quick to point out that though there is no evide...

Want skin cancer? Please have a cigarette

...ing skin cancer. The authors opine that squamous cell carcinoma is caused directly by smoking, which acts as a carcinogen and stimulates changes in the cells, which lead to the onset of cancer. Also they say tobacco retards the immune system. The team advises that cancer incidence will come down not onl...

Stem cell research- now Nobel Laureates join the debate

...up of scientists asking for more funding into stem cell research, 80 Nobel prize winners are faxing a lett...sident George W. Bush asking him not to block stem cell research in any way. The debate on stem cell research is reaching a feverish pitch with both sides s...

Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States

...pts to clone Dolly, who was created from a mammary cell of a 6 year old ewe. The 277 attempts yielded a mere 29 embryos, and only one of them survived to term. Multiple flawed embryos are likely to occur with humans as well. Commenting on plans for a human cloning clinic. Drs. Zawos and Antinori emphasiz...

ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer

...ses and safety in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as monotherapy and in combination with standard chemotherapy agents after segmental scrutinization in two different studies. Vincent Miller, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the principal investigator...

Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.

...ic syndrome (HUS),a condition leading to red blood cell breakdown.HUS is one of the leading causes of acute liver failure in young children.The study examined children with diarrhea caused by E. coli and found 56% of the children who were given antibiotics developed HUS compared to just 8% of those who we...

Virus Combats Brain Tumour

...port that in a set of experiments involving cancer cell lines grown in the laboratory, reovirus destroyed cancer cells in 20 out of the 24 cell lines. It was also found that these virus killed the tumour cells that were taken from the humans an...

Double impact vaccine

...us into the tumor caused remission of the human B- cell lymphoma in labaoratory mice with the cancer. Intravenous administration of the same resulted in considerable slowing of tumor progression in mice. A pilot study is now underway at Mayo clinic to test the use of live measles vaccine virus in patient...

Folate and famiy planning

...effect says, Judith. Folate is needed for healthy cell growth and development of men, women and children and folate is recommended in their daily diet. However it is also very important for women before and during the early stage of pregnancy to take folate as it is necessary for the healthy developmen...

Tea drinkers have lower rates of heart disease

... chemistry. Left unchecked, free radicals damage cell components like DNA and protein molecules, causing cancer. Black, green and oolong tea all come from the same bush - known as Camellia sinensis - which is known to carry a high level of flavonoids, one of the most potent types of antioxidants....

A boost to quit smoking

...ke,// which raises cholesterol levels, white blood cell counts and creates other heart disease risk factors. Each 1% increase in carbon monoxide levels raises the risk of tobacco-related death by 22%. Researchers in Texas have studied 33 people as they gave up smoking over a four month period to see how...

Action of nerve cells

...aid the release of neurotransmitter from one nerve cell to another. When a human or other animal has any...nsmitter filled balloons and release them from one cell to another, he stated. Jorgensen said the research was aimed at understanding how the brain works...

Iron supplements proves helpful in dry cough .

...n decreases NO generation or diminishes NO-related cell damage....

Eat Vitamin C and stay young

...of isoprostanes, compounds that may play a role in cell and tissue damage caused by free radicals and other highly reactive molecules. That does not mean that the vitamin isn't important in less healthy people, including smokers, who tend to have higher levels of isoprostanes, said Dr. Jason Morrow, pro...

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