Tag Archives: cancer treatment

Blue Corn Reduces Risk from BP, Diabetes, Cancer: Study

Eating blue corn may decrease the risk factor from metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, said a new study. The research undertaken by an Indian origin scientist and his team from the University of Central Florida in collaboration with researchers from Universidad Veracruzana and Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz in Mexico, found in their study of rats the blue corn ...

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New Alternative to Treat Cancer Discovered

Researchers at the Cancer Research Center (CRC) in Columbia have discovered that they can use a genetically modified strain of Salmonella bacteria to treat or kill cancer cells. Robert Kazmierczak, a postdoctoral fellow in biological sciences at MU, recently published a paper showing that weekly injections of a particular Salmonella strain into genetically engineered mice with prostate cancer reduced the ...

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Canada Doctors Break Brain-Blood Barrier to Treat Tumour with Huge Potential Ahead

It is now common knowledge that brain has no blood stream and no sensors of pain, making it easy to open-brain surgeries but at the same time the blood-brain barrier (BBB) prevents delivery of crucial therapies to treat brain tumours. However, in a first of its kind, Sunnybrook scientists made history when they used ultrasound to non-invasively breach the blood-brain ...

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Omega-3 fatty acids may help cancer patients, but risk of prostate cancer looms

Using omega-3 fatty acids in anti-tumor medications may improve cancer treatment said a new study by researchers at the University Hospitals of Leicester in the United Kingdom, notwithstanding the fact that a year ago another study linked these acids to an increased risk of prostate cancer. The study, published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), examined 50 ...

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Viagra potential found in treating cancer too but …

Viagra, known only for its property to enhance sexual performance among the aged or affected people may prove useful to treat cancer, if combined with new drugs, say scientists and it can even treat neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The team from Virginia Commonwealth University revealed that an experimental compound derived from the drug Celebrex interacts with Viagra to reduce ...

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Selenium found in garlic, broccoli may speed up cancer recovery: New study

Researcher have found that garlic and broccoli help improving treatment against cancers, especially melanoma and prostate cancer by slowing down the body immune system’s over-response. The team from the University of Copenhagen have found that selenium, naturally found in garlic and broccoli, is the main ingredient which helps the process. Melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukaemia often weaken ...

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New nanodevice to improve cancer treatment monitoring

A miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient’s blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug, and it can accurately measure the optimal dose in patients and is 10 times less expensive. The nanoscale device has an optical system that can rapidly gauge the optimal dose of methotrexate a patient needs, while ...

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IISc scientists Develop Nanocapsules to Manipulate, Treat Cancer

Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) scientists have come out with new nanocapsules with ability to deliver drugs to cancer-hit human cells inside the body and prevent death of healthy cells due to cancer. Nanocapsules help in cancer treatment as they can deliver drugs right inside a cancerous cell with physiological cues inside the body and deliver the drug to ...

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Nobel awardee for medicine died 3 days before, panel in dilemma

Canadian-born Ralph Steinman, 68, who has been named winner of the 2011 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday had, in fact, died three days before and the foundation which cannot award posthumous is in quandary over the news that reached them bit late. Ironically, Steinman was being treated based on his own research into the body’s immune system before he ...

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