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Therapy for stopping the spread of cancer cells

An enzyme that affects the spread of cancer cells could provide a new target for therapy, say researchers in the US. Cancer cells spread through the body by hanging on to carbohydrate molecules on other, normal cells, and then letting go and moving on to the next cell. The composition of carbohydrates on the cells affects the balance between hanging on to neighbouring cells and letting go.// .......

Blindness can be stopped with drug for acne treatment

Stargardt's macular degeneration, also called juvenile macular degeneration, is an inherited disease which affects one in 10,000 people. This condition results from a defect in the ABCR gene, which is responsible for coding for a protein that removes all-trans-retinaldehyde, a vision byproduct, from retinal rods and cones. Rods and cones are supported by retinal-pigmented epithelium (RPE), a lay...

Stopping Prostate Cancer from Spreading

Prostate cancer is most likely to be deadly when tumor cells spread to the rest of the body. Now, researchers have identified a protein that may be able to predict a tumor’s growth pattern, and thus, save the lives of many patients. ..Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center are studying a protein called RKIP, which controls the ability of cancer cells to leave thei...

Stopping The Progression Of Parkinson's Disease

About 1 percent of people over age 60 are affected by Parkinson’s disease. The condition is characterized by slowed motion, muscle rigidity, and tremors. Patients also suffer from loss of facial rigidity // and a shuffling walk. ..A drug already being used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may also be able to stop its progression say researchers . The drug, pramipexole (Mirapex), is f...

Stopping The Growth Of Viruses

New research shows a molecule that stops the growth of the AIDS virus in the blood may also inhibit the growth of other viruses.// ..Researchers say alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) -- a protein in the blood -- deactivates cells, stopping viruses from multiplying. In order for cells to grow, they must be in an active state. They say the concept is “...kind of like cutting a computer virus off from the...

Stopping The Growth Of Viruses

New research shows a molecule that stops the growth of the AIDS virus in the blood may also inhibit the growth of other viruses.// ..Researchers say alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) -- a protein in the blood -- deactivates cells, stopping viruses from multiplying. In order for cells to grow, they must be in an active state. They say the concept is “...kind of like cutting a computer virus off from the...

The Consequences Of Stopping Physical Activity

A new study shows in as little as two days of physical inactivity, the body's efficient use of insulin may decrease, leading to diabetes and other related diseases.// ..Researchers conducted a study in rats and found insulin sensitivity decreased the longer the rats stayed inactive. When the rats stopped running for two days after a period of running for three weeks, the amount of sugar taken int...

Women who had stopped HRT get back their symptoms

Research suggests that the symptoms of menopause that gets eliminated during the hormone replacement therapy// (HRT) may come back as soon the treatment is discontinued. ....Hormone replacement therapy is the treatment procedure that uses medication containing hormones like estrogen plus progestin, also known as synthetic progesterone. At times the treatment may involve estrogen-only therapy, esp...

Spread of Breast Cancer can be stopped by a component in Turmeric

According to a study, curcumin, the major ingredient of turmeric and the compound that gives curry its mustard-yellow// colour, inhibits the spread of breast cancer to the lungs in mice. The study can be further investigated in human subjects. ..The study, funded by the United States Department of Defence and conducted by researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer centre, finds...

Heart Attacks Can Be Stopped By The New Cholesterol-Reducing Drug

A new drug, developed by the scientists, for reducing the cholesterol may also help in stopping the cardiac arrest, which when hit the market// will be a boon to millions of patients who are suffering from heart disease. ....The health of more than two million people in Britain is thought to be affected by arteries narrowed by the build-up of fatty deposits, which can lead to potentially fatal co...

Hiring Trained Professionals from Developing Country Should Be Stopped

Andy Kerr, the health minister of Scotland set out guidelines that through NHS it would stop alluring health workers from the poorest parts of the world. In such places the people are desperate and are attracted by the job offers. // It was said that they would stop doctors, nurses and other health professionals from filling the many vacancies in the NHS. ..They would also put a strict surveilla...

OPDs stopped, health services crippled in Punjab, Haryana

Health services in Punjab and Haryana were paralysed today as doctors of both state-run and and private hospitals// stopped the OPDs in the wake of a 'medical bandh' called by the Indian Medical Association to protest the Centre's reservation proposal. ...."All OPDs, including parallel ones run by medicos in front of state-run hospitals and private medical institutions have been stopped", Associa...

Orissa’s Correspondence Student Gain Entry in Toppers’ Lit

The Orissa government has included the name of a Class 10 correspondence course student in the state's toppers list, which it had earlier failed to do, an official said Saturday//. ....The board of secondary education in the state had named 22 students of various private and government high schools in its list of toppers last Wednesday. ....But Pravas Kumar Sahu, who secured 708 out of 750 mark...

Abdul Kalam Moved by Orissa Topper’s Eye Disorde

President A.P.J Abdul Kalam, who is on a three-day visit to Orissa, was moved by a boy who secured the 10th rank in the state board examination despite suffering// from an eye disorder and urged doctors to help him out. ....While inaugurating the Bhubaneswar Eye Institute (BEI) located on the outskirts of state capital Monday, Kalam expressed concern about the boy's plight and hoped doctors of th...

Study Finds Parkinson’s Cell Death Blocked by Stopping Inflammatory Facto

Blocking one of the body’s natural inflammatory factors gives substantial protection against cell death in the brain associated with Parkinson’s disease//, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a study on rats. ....By using a drug against an inflammatory molecule called tumor necrosis factor or TNF, the researchers saw a 50 percent drop in dopamine neuron death in the brains...

Breast Cancer Diagnosis for Topp twin

..One of the Topp Twins, well known entertainment duo, has been given a diagnosis of breast cancer.// ..Jools Topp, 48, one of the duo with her sister Lynda, is recovering from surgery and is set to begin chemotherapy treatment during the next few weeks. ..Topp said that her association with the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation's charity fashion event In the Pink, made her conscious of gettin...

Reinfection with Hepatitis C Stopped in drug users

Drug users, once infected with hepatitis C and battled off the infection appear to be shielded from future infections of the liver-killing virus according to a Canadian study.// ....WebMD.com said that Drug users in Vancouver, British Columbia were tested by University of British Columbia researchers for presence of Hepatitis C antibodies indicating presence of past infection. Drug users contrac...

The Odds Of Stopping Smoking

Varenicline is the first new anti-smoking drug in the last ten years, and only the third, after NRT and bupropion,// to be licensed in the USA for smoking cessation. ..The new anti-smoking drug varenicline was first licensed for use in the UK on 5th December 2006. An early Cochrane Review' of its effectiveness shows that it can give a three-fold increase in the odds of a person quitting smoking...

Further Studies on AIDS Prevention Gels Stopped

Researchers have discontinued further studies on anti-AIDS vaginal gel in Africa and India, following results of recent trials, which indicated// that it could enhance the risk of HIV infection, instead of reducing it... ..The gel in question, called Ushercell, contains a cotton-based compound called cellulose sulfate. This gel is developed by Polydex Pharmaceuticals, a company in Toronto. .......

Indonesia Has Stopped Sharing Vital Bird Flu Data

Indonesia, the country worst hit by the flu pandemic, has stopped sharing human genetic samples of the most deadly strain of H5N1 bird flu with foreign laboratories last// month. ..This was due to its raising fears of the international efforts to fight the highly pathogenic illness and to protect its intellectual property rights ahead of a planned vaccine tie-up with Baxter International. ..Th...

Flood of Fake Drugs Must Be Stopped, Warns UN

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) – an independent body that monitors the implementation of the United Nations drug control// standards – is calling for the danger of unregulated markets to be addressed on a priority basis. ....In its annual report, the Vienna-based organisation called on member states to enforce legislation to ensure drugs are not illegally manufactured or divert...
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