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White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...er patients who receive a drug that stimulates the growth of infection-fighting white blood cells may be significantly less likely to die from a chemotherapy-related complication characterized by fever and low white blood cell levels, according to a multi-institutional study led by researchers from the Univ...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

...sulated electrodes on the scalp, to disrupt tumour growth by interfering with cell division of cancerous cel...dy found that the therapy significantly slowed the growth of tumours as well as increased survival rates. Previously, patients with advanced glioblastomas cou...

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...tina, a process stimulated by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). All three drugs potentially block the effects of VEGF. Wet age-related macular degeneration is the third most common cause of blindness worldwide. It affects around 2.3% of over-65s in Europe. In the UK around 26,000 people develop i...

Dow Acquires Wolff Walsrode from Bayer

...Dow, driven by application expertise and worldwide growth in demand for cellulosics. The acquisition is expe...ple of how Dow is delivering on a transformational growth strategy. Wolff is a strategically aligned acquisition that brings new expertise and customer focus ...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

... designed to block overproduction of the epidermal growth factor receptor - but it is the most detailed analysis to date. The study, published in the July 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, reports that for patients taking Tarceva who developed ...

Stem Cells from Human Fat Tissue to Hunt for and Kill Cancerous Tumours

... human colon cancer. The study found that tumour growth was inhibited by up to 68.5 percent in the animals, and none of the mice exhibited any signs of toxic side effects. "The procedure was quite effective even though we applied the stem cells just once. Obviously, repeated treatment will increase the ...

Survey Finds Wide HIV Ignorance in the UK

...tually believed that condoms actually initiate the growth of HIV as they have holes that let HIV in. More ...ten young people believed that kissing spreads the growth of the HIV virus. HIV ignorance is not restricted to youngsters, for out of the 1000 people involv...

Malaysian Astronaut to Conduct Cancer Research in Space

...y out scientific research including a study on the growth of cancer cells in outer space, reports said Wednesday. The astronaut would conduct research on cells, bacteria and the crystallisation of protein, said Abdul Rahman Abdul Jamal, director of the Molecule Medical Institute at the National Universit...

Genetic Mutation That Makes Common Cancers Resistant to Drugs Identified

... activation of this pathway results in cancer cell growth and cell survival, according to the background information in an article published in an advanced online publication of Nature magazine. The researchers have for the first time found evidence of direct mutation of AKT1 in clinical samples of human...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...y impact California without materially slowing the growth of global emissions, policymakers in California should consider carefully whether they want to proceed down this path alone." And Schwarzenegger administration seems to be listening. It is not the first time the governor has made bold promises on...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...paper we show for the first time that insulin-like growth factor binding protein 2 (IGFBP2) connects with tw...develop astrocytomas. Activation of Akt fuels cell growth and survival. None of the three genes caused brain cancer formation when delivered alone. The resear...

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

...m the animals' brains and exposed to a cocktail of growth factors in a culture dish. The findings, says the lead author of the study, Florian T. Merkle a graduate student in the Alvarez-Buylla lab, suggests that while adult neural stem cells of the subventricular zone can produce the three major types of ...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

...nduce tumor cell apoptosis and selectively inhibit growth of proliferating cell lines, including multi-drug ...man tumor xenografts demonstrated EPC2407 inhibits growth of established tumors of a number of different cancer types more effectively than the other VDAs tes...

Chinese Mayor Urges Residents to Stop Buying Cars

...ning to buy cars." Xu emphasised that the annual growth rate of cars was 18.6 percent, which outpaced road construction, leading to ever-increasing traffic. "And about 70 percent of the city's air pollution is caused by exhaust fumes," he said. Shenzhen was a tiny fishing village in 1979 when it was s...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...n circulating blood, has been found to inhibit the growth of central nervous system neuronal cells , a proce...of injury begins the process of inhibiting axonal growth by binding to the beta 3 integrin receptor. This binding, in turn, induces the activation of anoth...

Computer Games World Cup Kicks Off in Paris

...n intense weekend of virtual combat, a sign of the growth of the "electronic sports" industry . The players, selected from 500,000 candidates, will compete for a pool of 180,000 dollars (132,000 euros) in prize money at the Electronic Sports World Cup grand final, put on by the Games-Services company. It ...

Role of MicroRNA in Cancer Suppression Identified

...monstrating how p53 utilizes microRNAs to stop the growth of tumor cells through facilitating apoptosis, sheds much light on this critical cancer fighting pathway," said Prof. Moshe Oren of the Weizmann Institute, Principal Investigator of this study. "MicroRNAs have been shown to be involved in the most im...

Benefits From the Use of the Internet in Healthcare Applications Highlighted

The growth of Internet applications in healthcare has been ra...press are available. Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strate...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...tidepressants work. What they found was that the growth of new neurons could account for the behavioral improvements seen from treatment as well as the circuitry changes. The converse was not true: Fewer new neurons in that region did not equal depression. In other words, in their model system, the two ...

Boom in Internet Shopping may Be Adding to CO2 Emissions

...acturers and Traders are anything to go by. The growth in emissions from vans and lorries due to home deliveries has outweighed the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions due to the introduction of more efficient cars, the report said. The total CO2 emitted by cars fell by 2.3 million tonnes, or 3.2 per...

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