A genetically-engineered virus tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients significantly prolonged their lives, killing tumours and inhibiting the growth of new ones, scientists reported on Sunday.
Cancer Feb 10, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (44) | 12
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have taken a major step towards developing new treatments for certain cancers by disrupting the internal cellular signals that lead to the uncontrolled growth of cancerous cells.
Cancer Apr 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Decoding the DNA of patients with advanced breast cancer has allowed scientists to identify distinct cancer "signatures" that could help predict which women are most likely to benefit from estrogen-lowering ...
Genetics Jun 10, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
For decades before antibiotics became generally available, sunshine was used to treat tuberculosis, with patients often being sent to Swiss clinics to soak up the sun's healing rays. Now, for the first time scientists have ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have performed successful tests of an experimental methamphetamine vaccine on rats. Vaccinated animals that received the drug were largely protected from ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 01, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Estrogen levels drop dramatically in menopause, a time when the risk of urinary tract infections increases significantly.
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A process that normally occurs in developing embryos – the changing of one basic cell type into another – has also been suspected of playing a role in cancer metastasis. Now a study from Massachusetts General Hospital ...
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(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at Stanford University have developed a procedure that reduces a fear response in mice. It involves, team lead Asya Rolls said as she presented the groups' findings at this year's ...
Neuroscience Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Novel technique for delivering multiple cancer treatments may solve hurdle for combinatorial drug therapies
Cancers are notorious for secreting chemicals that confuse the immune system and thwarting biological defenses.
Cancer Jul 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A small inherited change in DNA is largely responsible for overactivating a gene linked to poor treatment response in people with acute leukemia.
Genetics May 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The goal of cancer treatment is to match the right drug to the right target in the right patient. But before such "personalized" drugs can be developed, more knowledge is needed about specific genomic alterations in cancers ...
Cancer Mar 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Inhibiting a key immune response in mice during initial multi-drug treatment for tuberculosis could paradoxically shorten treatment time for the highly contagious lung infection according to new research from ...
Immunology Jun 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Exosomes are small, virus-like particles that can transport genetic material and signal substances between cells. Researchers at Lund University, Sweden, have made new findings about exosomes released from aggressive brain ...
Medical research Apr 17, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A simple form of mindful meditation can help breast cancer survivors stave off the symptoms of depression, new research suggests. But the potential benefits don't stop there.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
(HealthDay)—Results of functional brain imaging can greatly improve prediction of which patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD) will benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), according to a study ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |