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New antibiotics could come from a DNA binding compound that kills bacteria in 2 minutes

A synthetic DNA binding compound has proved surprisingly effective at binding to the DNA of bacteria and killing all the bacteria it touched within two minutes. The DNA binding properties of the compound were first discovered in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick by Professor...

The Pill Kills Women: Largest Protest Against Birth Control Pill

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory is being issued by the American Life League: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO ) WHAT: American Life League's "The Pill Kills Women" WHEN : Thursday, June 4, 10 a.m. WH...

Skinvisible's DermSafe(R) Hand Sanitizer Kills Swine Flu Virus

- Prevention Available to Combat Spread of Viruses LAS VEGAS, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Skinvisible, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SKVI), a research and development company of patented skincare and medical dermatology products, has developed a hand sanitizing lotion that has proven effec...

SkinWear(TM) Hand Cleaner & Sanitizer Kills Germs That May Cause Swine Flu, Protects Against Germs for Up to Eight Hours

Revolutionary New Hygiene Product Provides Extended Efficacy for All Day Protection Against Deadly Bacteria TORRANCE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SKWPartners LLC announced today the extended U.S. launch of SkinWear, www.skinwearusa.com , the only extended-protection, all-in-one h...

Active Ingredient in Marijuana Kills Brain Cancer Cells

Experts say finding worth further study, but patients shouldn't light up just yet WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- New research out of Spain suggests that THC -- the active ingredient in marijuana -- appears to prompt the death of brain cancer cells. The finding is based on wo...

Engineered virus targets and kills apparent cancer stem cells in neuroblastoma

CINCINNATI After identifying an apparent population of cancer stem cells for neuroblastoma, researchers successfully used a reprogrammed herpes virus to block tumor formation in mice by targeting and killing the cells. Published online Jan. 21 by PLoS (Public Library of Science) One , the stu...

Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells in Lab

Finding might lead to new treatment for blood cancers, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- More than three-quarters of laboratory leukemia cells exposed to an extract from grape seeds died within 24 hours, effectively killing themselves while leaving other cells unha...

SinoFresh(R) Nasal Spray Kills MRSA 'Super-Bug' in Live Noses

SinoFresh(R) Passes First Key Test for Potential to Control 'Super-Bug' MRSA VENICE, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SinoFresh HealthCare, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: SFSH) announced preliminary results today from a successful in vivo pilot study indicat...

Methadone Kills Resistant Leukemia Cells

Low doses of drug used to treat opioid addiction worked without toxic effects, study finds FRIDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Methadone, a drug used to break addiction to heroin and other opioid drugs, appears to be a potent killer of leukemia cells, a new study finds. "Methadone ki...

Stanford researchers find molecule that kills kidney cancer cells

STANFORD, Calif. - Kidney cancer patients generally have one option for beating their disease: surgery to remove the organ. But that could change, thanks to a new molecule found by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers that kills kidney cancer cells. Ideally, the researchers said,...

Traditional herbal medicine kills pancreatic cancer cells, Jefferson researchers report

(PHILADELPHIA) An herb used in traditional medicine by many Middle Eastern countries may help in the fight against pancreatic cancer, one of the most difficult cancers to treat. Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer at Jefferson in Philadelphia have found that thymoquinone, an extract of nigella sativa...

New Therapy Kills Human Leukemia Cells in Mice

Technique expands natural killer cells in cord blood more than 30-fold FRIDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) A treatment that uses natural killer (NK) immune system cells from umbilical cord blood effectively destroys human leukemia cells in mice, researchers say. The NK cells reduced b...

Pot Plus Alcohol Kills Young Rats' Brain Cells

Finding another warning to pregnant women that drug use can affect fetal brain development TUESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and mildly intoxicating doses of alcohol caused widespread nerve cell death in the brain...

UCLA researchers design nanomachine that kills cancer cells

Researchers from the Nano Machine Center at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a novel type of nanomachine that can capture and store anticancer drugs inside tiny pores and release them into cancer cells in response to light. Known as a "nanoimpeller," the device is ...

Blocking protein kills prostate cancer cells, inhibits tumor growth, Jefferson scientists find

(PHILADELPHIA) Researchers at Jeffersons Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia have shown that they can effectively kill prostate cancer cells in both the laboratory and in experimental animal models by blocking a signaling protein that is key to the cancers growth. The work proves that the protein...

Customized virus kills brain tumor stem cells that drive lethal cancer

HOUSTON - A tailored virus destroys brain tumor stem cells that resist other therapies and cause lethal re-growth of cancer after surgery, a research team led by scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports in the Sept. 18 edition of the Journal of the National Cancer...

Experimental anti-cancer drug made from corn lillies kills brain tumor stem cells

A drug that shuts down a critical cell-signaling pathway in the most common and aggressive type of adult brain cancer successfully kills cancer stem cells thought to fuel tumor growth and help cancers evade drug and radiation therapy, a Johns Hopkins study shows. In a series of laboratory and a...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

A 58-year-old Quadra Island woman died from metal poisoning last year after ingesting contaminated counterfeit pills purchased online, the B.C. Coroners Service confirmed Thursday A coroner is warning the public about the danger of buying drugs over the Internet after the death of the woman. ...

A New Monoclonal Antibody Kills Cancer Cells

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report a significant new advance in the search for an effective treatment for human liver cancer in the July issue of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Using a newly available monoclonal antibody, they demonstrated significant redu...

Curry Ingredient Kills Plaque Leading to Alzheimer's

Eating curry may really be good for health, for researchers have isolated a chemical called bisdemethoxycurcumin , the active ingredient of curcuminoids a natural substance found in turmeric root that may help the immune system clear plaques found in Alzheimer's. Researchers state ...

Greek Heatwave Kills Two

A heatwave in Greece has killed two pensioners and pushed demand for eletricitity to new all-time highs, officials and news reports said on Monday. With air-conditioning and fans at full swing electricity consumption reached a peak of 10,603 Megawatts, far ahead of the previous record of 9...

WWE Superstar Chris Benoit Kills Wife, Son Before Committing Suicide

Superstar wrestler Chris Benoit killed his wife and young son over the weekend, and then committed suicide on Monday. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has reported on its website, www.wwe.com, that the bodies of Chris, Nancy, and seven-year-old Daniel in their home in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Suicide Gene Therapy Kills Bowel Cancer Cells

An innovative type of gene therapy has for the first time succeeded in making bowel cancer cells commit suicide, according to a report in Cancer Research this week. The therapy, developed by Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, combines cutting-edge tec...

Anthrax Kills Six in Orissa

Anthrax has killed six people and affected 32 in a tribal-dominated Orissa district in the past fortnight, say officials. All the deaths took place in Koraput district. The victims contracted the disease after eating rotten buffalo meat, officials said. Two people from the Paraja a...

Earthquake Kills Three, Injures 290 in Southwest China

Three people were killed and at least 290 injured after a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale struck southwest China's Yunnan province Sunday. The quake shook the old downtown area of Hani and Yi county of Ning'er, in Pu'er city at 5:34 a.m., with the epicentre a...

Encephalitis Kills 6 in Western Bangladesh

Six people have died from encephalitis disease in western Bangladesh's Kushtia district in the last three days, which has created panic among people// as the number of patients rises everyday. Doctors at Kushtia General Hospital said that more than 50 people are being treated at the hospital an...

Fire at Russian Nursing Home Kills 63

A devastating fire in a nursing home in southern Russia killed at least 63 persons on Tuesday, officials say. 33 others// were injured. The gruesome accident took place at a coastal village called Kamyshevatskaya. Emergency workers at a town 22 miles away received the fire alert after 1 a.m. It...

Outpatient Treatment Kills Benign Bone Tumors Nonsurgically With Heat

Research shows that an outpatient, nonsurgical treatment for a benign bone tumor called osteoid osteoma both destroys the tumor// and eliminates debilitating pain. The study showed that the treatment ended patients’ pain immediately, with no post-procedure complications. This nonsurgical technique ...

Unknown Sickness Kills US Honeybees

In the United States, a mysterious disease seems to have struck the honeybee population across the country killing thousand of them//. At least twenty two states have been affected by this weird ailment. This has adversely affected the commercial bee keepers and honey production. Bee keepers ha...

RVF Outbreak Kills 148 in Kenya

Fifty-three more people have died in Kenya in the last week after an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever, bringing the death toll to 148, a government spokesman said on Thursday//. The contagious disease, which first hit parts of Kenya's Northeastern and Coast provinces in mid-December, has now spr...

Malaria and TB Kills Indian Kids in Brazil

Two children from the Pirah? people died during the first days of January and many other indigenous people are suffering from malaria and suspected tuberculosis//. This was disclosed by the general coordinator of the Tora, Tenharim, Mura and Parintintin Indigenous Peoples' Organization (Opitta...

Scientists Unravel Superbug That Kills in 24 Hours

Scientists have unlocked the secrets of a deadly superbug that attacks healthy young people and can kill within 24 hours.// The news is a vital first step in attempts to find a cure for the virulent disease, PVL-MRSA, that is highly resistant to current antibiotic treatments. Already ...

A Laboratory Filtration System Kills 100 Percent Of Dangerous Microbes In Water

Engineers have developed a laboratory filtration system that uses a simple water purification technique and can eliminate 100 percent of the microbes// in New Orleans water samples left from Hurricane Katrina. The technique makes use of specialized resins, copper and hydrogen peroxide to purify...

Malnutrition Kills Two Kids In Madhya Pradesh

At least two children have reportedly died from malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior district, child rights activists say //, emblematic of a deep-rooted problem afflicting over 80,000 underprivileged children in this state. While one-year-old Purushottam of Ateri village died Sunday, two-y...

RVF Kills 14 in Kenya

An outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), a rare contagious hemorrhagic fever that usually affects only cattle, has killed 14 people in northeastern Kenya// and southern Somalia - Health Officials said. Medical experts have confirmed yesterday that RVF, which produces symptoms including bleeding...

Mystery Fever Kills 35 Children in UP

An unknown strain of brain fever has killed 35 children in three months in Uttar Pradesh, leaving health authorities puzzled and unprepared.// After Japanese encephalitis and viral encephalitis killed at least 400 children in eastern Uttar Pradesh earlier this year, a mysterious but fatal vir...

Ebola-Outbreak Kills 5000 Gorillas

Over the last decade human outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been repeatedly linked to gorilla and chimpanzee deaths in nearby forests. //Hotly debated has been whether these wild ape deaths were isolated incidents or part of a massive die-off. New research published in the journal...

Edible Food Coating Kills Bacteria And Adds Flavor

The recent E.coli bacteria outbreak in some vegetables revealed the fact that mere cleaning techniques will not be effective in treating deadly //bacteria’s, growing concern of the experts. As a result, researchers have come up with an alternate solution - Edible coating, which helps in fighting t...

Yamuna Pollution Kills Thousands Of Fish

Thousands of dead fish have been floating along the banks of the Yamuna river between Mathura and Agra due to the increased water pollution, creating a shortage of drinking// water in this historic Taj city. With dissolved oxygen content in the river being reduced to zero as a result of sudden ...

Dengue Kills 40 in Dominican Republic

At least 40 people have died of dengue fever in the Dominican Republic located in the Caribbeans.// Even as the health authorities announced a drop in the number of dengue cases treated in hospitals, the total patients hit by the disease this year is nearly 4,700, out of which 166 are of the ...
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