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Potential New Cancer Gene Identified

A Johns Hopkins University research team has discovered a new family of genes that contributes to the process of malignancy, shedding new light on the abnormalities that give rise to the aggressive childhood cancer, Burkitt's lymphoma - as well as lymphoma, leukemia, prostate, ovarian, lung, and breast ca...

Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief

...esigned to assess its long-term value. The doctors discovered that 62% of the patients reported significant improvement in their pain, with significant improvement defined as a greater than 50% decrease in pain score...

Kissing can cause Kaposi’s Sarcoma in AID

...s in AIDS. The virus known as herpes virus 8 was discovered six years ago. Almost 30% to 50% of HIV-infected people who catch herpes virus 8 will eventually get Kaposi’s sarcoma. The study found that those who involved in “Deep kissing” i.e. open-mouth kissing that involves a lot of contact with saliva — appe...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...ins that directly cause the disease. Gleevec, was discovered and developed by Novartis Oncology in collaboration with its colleagues. CML is a disease in which too many white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. In the early stages of CML, most patients do not have any symptoms of cancer,but the dise...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...ins that directly cause the disease. Gleevec, was discovered and developed by Novartis Oncology in collaboration with its colleagues. CML is a disease in which too many white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. In the early stages of CML, most patients do not have any symptoms of cancer,but the dise...

A sunscreen from the sea

...rating shallow reef waters and, in the 1980s, AIMS discovered a natural ultra-violet (UV) blocking compound in reef corals.// "We believe that within a very few years the coral sunscreen could displace the range of UV-B blockers now in use. The future market in global terms for the new compound and its formula...

Starch fights cancer

... fibre than Westerners.// The researchers have discovered that resistant starch which, as its name suggests cannot be digested, passes into the colon where it releases substances that protect against cancer. Resistant starch is found in undercooked vegetables, partly-cooked pasta, baked beans, bread, brown ...

Focus on DNA transcription

...n the precursor molecule does not occupy the newly discovered site, the enzyme copies the DNA slowly.When the molecule occupies the site, producton of RNA kicks into overdrive.The process than occurs about 10 times faster than it would otherwise. "Such rapid synthesis is essential for proper cellular funct...

Headache decreases appetite

...Then the researchers gave pain stimuli to rats and discovered that they activated not just brain cells that transmit pain signals, but also those involved in appetite suppression. Headache stimuli lead to an acute fall in food intake during the first four hours after they are applied.This shows that there is an...

Eat Vitamin C and stay young

...fessor of medicine and pharmacology at Vanderbilt, discovered isoprostanes in 1990. Since then, the compounds have become the best measure of oxidant stress,a damaging process accelerated by smoking and other conditions that may contribute to heart disease and cancer, he said. The recommended daily allow-ance ...

Role of zinc in development

...erlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) discovered that children in South east Asia had better resistance to disease if they took extra zinc in addition to Vitamin A and iron supplements. In the past, zinc was largely ignored due to the difficulty in measuring zinc levels in the blood. Scientists n...

Avacado a day

...e least amount of liver damage.// The Researchers discovered three new compounds that might explain why the avocado is protective. "Besides offering taste and nutrition, avocados seem to improve liver health," said Hirokazu Kawagishi, professor of applied biological chemistry, at Shizuoka University. "I have b...

Antidepressant helps obesity

... Researchers at Harvard University in the USA have discovered that the drug bupropion, which is used for depression and smoking cessation, is helpful in helping women sustain weight loss. They gave 50 non-depressed overweight and obese women bupropion or placebo for eight weeks and put them on a 1,500 calorie p...

Have sex and stay young

... most important to retaining youth. The research discovered that people can benefit from working and socialising with younger and older people and from having younger partners. The study also concluded that people who look younger are more altruistic, confident and have more intellectual activity. Dr Weeks ...

All the more bad

Scientists have discovered another reason why smoking is bad for health. It seems that smokers have a much lower level of an important chemical that protects against heart disease in their blood. The discovery could help explain why smokers have more than twice the risk of hea...

Nobel laureates in chemistry

...orking at the Monsanto Company, St. Louis, USA. He discovered that it was possible to use a transition metal to produce a chiral catalyst that could transfer chirality to a non-chiral substrate and get a chiral product. This development has been led by another of this year's Laureates in chemistry, Ryoji Noyo...

Drugs to stop burgeon of HIV

An Australian research team has discovered a way of preventing HIV from spreading from cell to cell.Professor Henry and colleagues from the John Curtin School of Medical Research have found the drug hexamethylene amiloride (HMA) appears to reduce the ability of viruses to escape from infected...

Snoring could be a warning

...ts that a team from Umea University in Sweden have discovered that breathing problems that cause snoring may be a risk factor. Dr Franklin and colleagues gave questionnaires to 453 pregnant women. While only 4% reported frequent snoring before pregnancy, 23% snored by the end of their pregnancies. Around 10% ...

Gene Therapy Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells

...ted in using a tumor-stopping protein from a newly discovered gene known as mda-7, which has been found effective in destroying other types of cancer cells. This killed the pancreatic cancer cells in the lab after a few days. The observations are very provocative and with a little tweaking, may lead to an eff...

Common contraception

...ent tissues.// Working with mice, the researchers discovered that the sperm of mice without the CatSper gene were unable to penetrate the outer covering of the egg, called the zona pellucida. But when the researchers mixed the sperm with eggs that had the covering removed, they fertilised normally. "It might ...

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