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Cancer Treatment: Researchers Identify 10 New Antibodies

Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have identified ten new antibodies that can possibly prevent cancer tumours from growing. The antibodies work by inhibiting the body’s blood vessel formation close to the tumour which is, thereby, cut off from oxygen and nutrient supply. The researchers have tested some of the antibodies on mice and have succeeded in using them to ...

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New Microcapsule Treatment for Osteoarthritis on Anvil

A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method is developed by a team of researchers to reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. “If this method can be transferred to patients, it could drastically slow the progression of osteoarthritis and even begin to repair damaged tissue,” said Tina Chowdhury from QMUL’sschool of engineering and materials science. A ...

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Women With Depression to Face Greater Risk During Pregnancy

Women who experienced mood disorders during pregnancy may be at risk for more severe postpartum depression (PPD) than those whose symptoms begin after birth, says a recent study. PPD, which is also known as postnatal depression, is a type of clinical depression which can affect women after childbirth. The researchers found that women with postpartum depression may experience any of ...

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Brain Chemical Serotonin Neurons Help Humans to Be More Patient

A recent study of researchers shows that the brain chemical, serotonin, that is widely targeted to treat depression also helps humans have patience in life. Serotonin is a neuromodulatory chemical that is targeted by antidepressant drugs, such as Prozac, which are widely used to treat depression and other disorders such aschronic pain. “We made serotonin neurons sensitive to light so when we illuminated ...

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Delhi Sends Surveillance Teams to Check Swine Flu Treatment

In a bid to tackle the increasing number of swine flu cases in Delhi, the health department has appointed surveillance officers to check the treatment of swine flu at the designated hospitals in the capital to monitor 17 government hospitals, five private hospitals and 8 laboratories. These hospitals been designated by the health department to conduct the swine flu test and ...

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Novel Imaging Technique to Improve Prostate Biopsy Detection

The severity of prostate cancer, which was the leading cause of newly diagnosed cancers in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men last year, can be detected with a non-invasive imaging that would help doctors in the precise and effective determination of appropriate treatment. The current standard of care for detecting and diagnosing prostate cancer is ...

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Study Finds Potential Approach to Treat Virus Causing Respiratory Illness

A new research found that a class of compounds could be effective in combating infections caused by enterovirus D68, which has stricken children with serious respiratory and neurological infections. As per the study, Enterovirus D68 is also occasionally associated with infections characterised by symptoms including muscle weakness and paralysis. The researchers have used a technique called X-ray crystallography to learn ...

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New Compound Found to Kill Cancer Cells with No Side-Effects

A recent research shows that by targeting telomeres with a small molecule called 6-thiodG that take advantage of the cell’s ‘biological clock’ to kill cancer cells and shrink tumor growth, may lead to a new therapy to treat cancer. The findings showed that the molecule stop the growth of cancer. Jerry Shay, professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in ...

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New Anti-Diabetic Drug for TB Patients

A more effective treatment will be available for patients who suffer from tuberculosis (TB) as scientists found that a drug for treating diabetes, Metformin (MET), can also be used to boost the efficacy of TB medication without inducing drug resistance. The findings could lead to a more effective treatment for the infectious disease that kills close to 1.5 million people ...

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Malaria Parasite’s Drug Resistance Decoded, Reveals Study

A recent study has revealed that malaria parasites slow down their own growth to develop resistance against powerful anti-malarial drugs. According to an international team of researchers from 11 countries, knowing how the malaria parasites develop drug resistance will help healthcare workers treat malaria patients in a better manner. “To find out exactly what the parasite cell is doing to ...

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