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Repo-Man Protein Might Helpful in Treating Aggressive Cancers

Repo-Man Protein Might Helpful in Treating Aggressive Cancers

A protein that regulates cell division also has an essential role in switching genes on / off, researchers have identified, in a discovery which could change cancer treatment.

The protein phosphatase, Repo-Man is one of a clutch of essential proteins in cell division, an important process that goes into overdrive in cancer.

Now investigators at Brunel…

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Health Complication Associated with Acetaminophen Long Term Use

Health Complication Associated with Acetaminophen Long Term Use

Acetaminophen is the most generally used pain relief medicine in the US and other parts of the world, and it is also regarded one of the safest medicine. But recently, its perceived safety has come into question.

Acetaminophen, also well-known as paracetamol or APAP, is a medicine generally used to relieve mild to moderate pain and decrease fever. It is available in…

IARC Report says Coffee Not Carcinogenic but Piping Hot Beverages Probably Are !!

IARC Report says Coffee Not Carcinogenic but Piping Hot Beverages Probably Are !!

A recent report from the WHO’s International Agency for Research (IARC) on Cancer provides some great news for coffee lovers: it indicates that coffee is not likely to raise cancer risk but it may basically reduce it. On the other hand, the report also identified that drinking scalding hot beverages could increase the possibility of esophageal cancer.

Investigators from across 10 nations…

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Passive smoking may lead to cardiovascular issues in children

Passive smoking may lead to cardiovascular issues in children

Direct subjection to Passive smoke in early age leads to permanent harm to kid’s arteries – raising their threat of heart attacks or strokes when they become adults, with respect to a large global study published recently. The research suggests that smoking to be prohibited in cars & at homes where children are present. Scientist identified second hand smoking trigger the thickening of kid’s artery walls.

New Scoring System can forecast life Expectancy Of Cancer Patients

New Scoring System can forecast life Expectancy Of Cancer Patients

According to a study published on bmj.com, life expectancy of patients with advanced cancer can be accurately forecasted with a new scoring system that defines the remaining survival duration in terms of “days,” “weeks,” or “months.”

A Clinician’s estimation of life expectancy in cancer patients is often unpredictable, over-optimistic, and prejudiced. Hence, this data is vital for clinicians and…

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Bone Marrow Transplantation May Increase Cancer Resistance In Patients

Bone Marrow Transplantation May Increase Cancer Resistance In Patients

In a study published as a cover story in the July issue of Cancer Biology & Therapy, researchers show that the duration of cancer-free survival might be prolonged by using genetically modified cells for bone marrow transplantation.

Blood cells, including leukocytes, erythrocytes, and platelets, are produced by stem cells contained within the bone marrow. Associate director of translational research for…

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Inhibiting certain enzymes of the Kreb’s cycle in cancer cells could provide insights into New Targeted Treatments

Inhibiting certain enzymes of the Kreb’s cycle in cancer cells could provide insights into New Targeted Treatments

In a new study published in the journal Nature today, scientists from CANCER RESEARCH UK have discovered that cancer cells can be destroyed by restricting a certain energy-generating pathway used by kidney cancer cells.

The energy needed for cell growth and division is obtained by a process called Kreb’s cycle (TCA cycle) involving a variety of enzymes. The absence of these enzymes brings the cell cycle to a complete halt…

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Scottish Scientists discover that Hydroxychloroquine combats Leukemia

Scottish Scientists discover that Hydroxychloroquine combats Leukemia

Earlier on Monday, the Daily Record reported that scientists in Scotland have discovered that chronic myeloid leukemia cells can be destroyed with the drug hydroxychloroquine, which could also prove beneficial in combating other cancers, including breast, lung, and bowel cancers.

Study lead, Arunima Mukhopadhyay said, “We can see a cure on the horizon and we are trying to get there. The fact we…

Defective DNA-repair gene increases risk of Ovarian Cancer

Defective DNA-repair gene increases risk of Ovarian Cancer

According to a study conducted at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), study lead Professor Nazneen Rahman demonstrated that compared to 1 in 70 women in the general population, 1 in 11 women with a defective copy of a DNA repair gene called RAD51D are at a risk of developing ovarian cancer. The study published in the 7 August online issue…

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Elevated risk of Blood Cancers for Individuals Raised on Livestock Farms

Elevated risk of Blood Cancers for Individuals Raised on Livestock Farms

In a BMJ publication, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, researchers from New Zealand and England reported that the risk of developing blood cancers was higher in individuals raised on a livestock farm compared to other people. Further, the risk was found to be 3 times higher for those growing up on a poultry farm.

Evidence from prior studies suggests that…

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