Thioridazine kills cancer stem cells in human while avoiding toxic side-effects of conventional cancer treatments
A team of scientists at McMaster University has discovered a drug, thioridazine, successfully kills cancer stem cells in the human while avoiding the toxic side-effects of conventional cancer treatments.
Cancer May 24, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (55) | 5 |
National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a new pathway that sets the clock for programmed aging in normal cells. The study provides insights about the interaction between a toxic protein called progerin and ...
Medical research Jun 13, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (16) | 0 |
Of enzymes and aging: Tryptophan metabolism plays key role in aging and age-related neurological diseases
(Medical Xpress)—In the battle against aging and age-related neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, a key factor has long appeared to be the toxicity of proteins which tend to aggregate. ...
Medical research Oct 05, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (14) | 3 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers in Britain revealed Friday they are exploring whether the nightclubbers' drug ecstasy could be effective in treating blood cancers.
Medications Aug 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (11) | 2 |
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a single prion protein that causes neuronal death similar to that seen in "mad cow" disease, but is at least 10 times more ...
Medical research Feb 09, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (9) | 2 |
Excess nutrients, such as fat and sugar, don't just pack on the pounds but can push some cells in the body over the brink. Unable to tolerate this "toxic" environment, these cells commit suicide.
Medical research Jul 05, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (9) | 0 |
A toxic ingredient in a popular herbal remedy is linked to more than half of all cases of urinary tract cancer in Taiwan where use of traditional medicine is widespread, said a US study Monday.
Cancer Apr 09, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (9) | 0
An inexpensive "orphan drug" used to treat sleep disorders appears to be a potent inhibitor of cancer cells, according to a new study led by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Their novel approach, using ...
Cancer May 21, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 3 |
An experimental oral drug given to mice after a spinal cord injury was effective at improving limb movement after the injury, a new study shows.
Neuroscience Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
A new analysis of the contents of lipstick and lip gloss may cause you to pause before puckering. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks ...
Health May 02, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Last March, researchers at UCLA reported the development of a molecular compound called CLR01 that prevented toxic proteins associated with Parkinson's disease from binding together and killing the brain's neurons.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Nov 15, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (6) | 3 |
When it comes to climate change, deforestation and toxic waste, the assumption has been that conservative views on these topics are intractable. But new research from the University of California, Berkeley, ...
Medical research Dec 10, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (7) | 4
Researchers at Lund University have discovered a new function for vitamin C. Treatment with vitamin C can dissolve the toxic protein aggregates that build up in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The research findings are ...
Medical research Aug 18, 2011 | 4.2 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Scientists have used the venom of Africa's lethal black mamba to produce a surprising outcome in mice which they hope to replicate in humans—effective pain relief without toxic side effects.
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Researchers have pinpointed a catalytic trigger for the onset of Alzheimer's disease – when the fundamental structure of a protein molecule changes to cause a chain reaction that leads to the death of neurons ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |