Tag Archives: tumour

Switch to Turn on Cancer Killing Cells Key to Fight it in Future, Shows Study

Australian researchers have discovered the switch, a protein called ID2 that turns on natural killer cells in the body to fight and eliminate foreign cells including the cancer cells, thus providing a major clue to deal with cancer in the future. A team of researchers from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) in Australia have found for the first time ...

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Green tea can improve MRI Testing, finds Indian-origin scientist

An Indian-origin scientist in Germany has discovered a new, unexpected role for green tea – to improve the image quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing. Sanjay Mathur, director of the institute of inorganic chemistry at University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, successfully used compounds from green tea to help image cancer tumours in mice. Using a simple, one-step process, Mathur ...

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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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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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Rare cancer’s genetic pathway identified

The “mutational landscape” of a rare, highly fatal form of liver cancer that disproportionately affects people in Asian countries has been identified. Scientists from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada collaborated with Chinese researchers to identify how these mutations affect genes and signal pathways that might drive the formation of tumours in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). “Our research will be an ...

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Vaccine found to suppress tumor growth and spreading of breast cancer: Study

Researchers from Uppsala University found that a therapeutic vaccine directed against tumor vessels can reduce tumor burden and suppress formation of spontaneous lung metastases in a mouse model for metastatic breast cancer. The target molecule of the immunization strategy is the extra domain-A (ED-A) of fibronectin, a protein domain which is highly selective for the tumor vasculature in the adult. ...

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