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Duke Scientists Find Tweaked Salmonella to Fight Brain Cancer

Scientists from Duke University have found a strain of salmonella that causes food poisoning but useful in fighting glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The blood-brain barrier that separtates brain tissue from its blood vessels makes it difficult to send drugs to kill diseases in brain and often brain surgery fails to entirely remove such cells. Only 10 ...

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2016: New Whey-based Health Drink On the Cards for Revolutionary Health Benefits

The Year 2016 may see a new drink in the market for health, riding high on potential health benefits discovered by adding calcium, Vitamin D and pre-biotic dietary fibre to a beverage by a team of Lithuanian scientists. Not named still, the whey beverage, however, does not taste so good, researchers say. The beverage created and tested in two versions, ...

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US FDA Approves Lung Cancer Drug Keytruba on Fast Track

The US Food and Drug Associatin has approved the breakthrough lung cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) that was tested on 500 patients to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer. When results were overwhelmed in the test, FDA gave the drug “breakthrough therapy” status in October 2014 and a year later gave it approval, showcasing one of the fast-tracked approval by the ...

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Scientists edge closer to finding human HIV vaccine

New research by scientists shows that orderly immunizations adapted with different phases of immune responses could be the key to a HIV vaccine. The researcher’s 25-year-old aim was to design a vaccine that would prompt the body to generate antibodies that would in return attach themselves to the HIV virus and fight them, preventing infection. Scientists at The Rockefeller University, ...

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E-cigarettes impair immune response in body, warns new study

E-cigarettes, suggested to minimize cigarette smoking is found to compromise the immune system in the lungs and generate some of the same potentially dangerous chemicals found in traditional nicotine cigarettes, says a team of researchers including an Indian-origin scientist. “Our findings suggest that e-cigarettes are not neutral in terms of the effects on the lungs,” said Shyam Biswal, professor at ...

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Acceptable Safety, Ability to Generate Immune Response

An experimental Ebola vaccine, which has its first trials at Oxford University has shown an acceptable safety profile as well as the ability to generate an immune response. “The Ebola vaccine was well tolerated. Its safety profile is pretty much as we had hoped,” said professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University who led the trial. The ...

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