Tag Archives: therapy

Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Study Finds Trigger Spreading Tumour, Halting it Stems Growth

Once breast cancer is diagnosed, it is a painful rush from pillar to the post for patients and relatives. The Edinburgh University scientists have succeeded in finding a revolutionary approach to stem the growth of the tumour by targeting the disease’s trigger itself. In their lab experiments, researchers have found that blocking the signals in mice with breast cancer can ...

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Cilia Therapy? Stem cell tweak can tackle obesity

Slight regulation in the length of primary cilia — small hair-like projections found on most cells — can prevent the production of fat cells from human stem cells taken from an adult bone marrow, reveals new research. The finding is path breaking as it may be used in future to treat a growing range of conditions including obesity, cancer, inflammation ...

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AIIMS, Ohio Varsity Hoin Hands to Study Regenerating Bodyparts, Tissues

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has signed an MoU with the US-based Ohio State University to develop a technique in regenerating human body parts and tissues for patients in India, which is till now confined to Hollywood films like Amazing Spiderman and its sequel. AIIMS said initiative will help those suffering from burn injuries, infections and abdominal ...

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Beat Drug Resistant Malaria with Whole Plant Therapy: Study

Amid growing concerns about the drug-resistant Malaria worldwide, University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Stephen Rich and his research team have offered a new whole plant malaria treatment with highly promising results. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, show that the new treatment based on a use of the whole plant (WP) Artemisia ...

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Feijoas, blackberries stand out in fighting inflammation: New Zealand study

Feijoas and blackberries outshine 10 other fruits with their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, according to New Zealand’s University of Auckland researchers. Other 10 fruits in the basket studied include mangoes, elderberries, cranberries, blackcurrants, red raspberries, strawberries, green and black grapes, plums and pears. It identified fruit compounds with an anti-inflammatory effect through certain chemical pathways that could be tested further ...

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New Compound Found to Kill Cancer Cells with No Side-Effects

A recent research shows that by targeting telomeres with a small molecule called 6-thiodG that take advantage of the cell’s ‘biological clock’ to kill cancer cells and shrink tumor growth, may lead to a new therapy to treat cancer. The findings showed that the molecule stop the growth of cancer. Jerry Shay, professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in ...

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Yoga helps as therapy to cure BP, heart diseases: Study

A new study of andomised controlled trials has concluded that the popular mind-body practice of yoga can be a potential therapy for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Out of 1,404 records, 37 randomised controlled trials were included in the systematic review and 32 in the meta-analysis. Compared to non-exercise participants, yoga showed significant improvement for body mass index, systolic blood ...

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Hug Therapy: Why ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ was Right ?

When Sanjay Dutt in ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ vouches for hugging and healing the stressed without love from society, it was a big hit and not soon, scientists have come out with an explanation that more frequent hugs protect stressed people from getting sick. A reserch team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that greater social support and more frequent hugs helped ...

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Stem Cells: Australian Researchers Achieve Breakthrough to Produce Any Body Part

An Australian research team together with international scientists has discovered a new stem cell that can be programmed to become any part of the body, which may mean that a transplant can be conducted by using the patient’s own cells, which can be made into organs and tissue. The discovery, published in the journal Nature on Thursday, is a breakthrough in ...

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