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Scorpion`s venom can make cancer cells `glow`

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:37

In what can alter the course of cancer treatment in the near future, researchers have found a compound that appears to pinpoint all of the malignant cells in a patient`s body.

Now, Botox for controlling incontinence

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 13:13

Better known as the miracle aid to fight wrinkles that come with age, Botox is now used to treat incontinence - a condition in which one loses bladder control, leading to involuntary urination - that affects both women and men.

Bacteria dodging antibiotics? Not any more

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 12:16

Not many know that there are few stubborn bacteria that become dormant when exposed to antibiotics, only to awaken later to begin their dreadful task.

Protein that helps dissolve Alzheimer`s plaque identified

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 15:31

Researchers have discovered a way of traversing the blood-brain barrier, as well as a similar physiological obstacle in the eye, the retinal-blood barrier.

Staphylococcus bacteria may be culprit behind eczema

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 15:30

Researchers have claimed that a toxin produced by the common bacteria Staphylococcus aureus -known as "staph" - causes immune-system cells in the skin to react in a way that produces eczema-like rashes.

Protein can lead to drug treatments for chronic pain

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 13:09

Scientists have created a new bio-therapeutic molecule that could be used to treat neurological disorders such as chronic pain and epilepsy.

What makes cholera toxin so deadly

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 21:54

Researchers have identified an underlying biochemical mechanism that helps make cholera toxin so deadly, often resulting in life-threating diarrhea.

Spider toxin could lead to new generation of anti-venom vaccines

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 15:08

New engineered spider protein, created from parts of a toxin from the reaper spider, may be a promising candidate for developing therapeutic serums or vaccines against other venoms.

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