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Breakthrough could lead to new targets for cancer therapies

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 12:17

Scientists have identified a key genetic switch linked to the development, progression and outcome of cancer, a finding that may lead to new targets for cancer therapies.

Dengue fever could soon be history

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:02

New research by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.

BPA may up risk of breast cancer

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 14:44

BPA, a compound widely used in plastics such as food storage containers, may contribute to breast cancer by disrupting the genes that prevent the tumour from growing, Indian-origin researchers have found.

Researchers discover seven new genes for head, neck cancers

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 13:39

Researchers claimed to have discovered seven new tumour-suppressor genes for head and neck cancers whose role was previously unknown.

New breakthrough brings Muscular Dystrophy drug closer to reality

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 17:22

Researchers have revealed an atomic-level view of a genetic defect that causes a form of muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy type 2.

Imaging technology helps fight bad cold virus

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 15:10

Is your toddler suffering from bad cold again? It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

New targets to help treat Parkinson`s disease identified

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 12:29

Researchers have used RNA interference (RNAi) - a natural process occurring in cells that helps regulate genes - to reveal dozens of genes which could represent new therapeutic targets for treating Parkinson`s disease.

Australian scientists find new breast cancer gene

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 14:56

Australian scientists have claimed to have identified a genetic "switch" which indicates whether a woman`s breast cancer will spread.

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