New mechanism to enhance drug delivery

Researchers at the University of Warwick in Britain have developed a new "triggered-release" mechanism that could improve drug delivery in the treatment of various cancers and other diseases.

Cone snail venom may harbour cancer and addiction cure
Cone snail venom may harbour cancer and addiction cure

A new study has revealed that the venom of Cone snails, which are marine mollusks, just as conch, octopi and squid, but they capture their prey using venom, provides leads for detection and possible treatment of some cancers and addictions.

Testosterone therapy helps suppress advanced prostate cancer

In a surprising paradox, the male hormone testosterone, generally thought to be a feeder of prostate cancer, has been found to suppress some advanced prostate cancers.

Scientists succeed in turning mice transparent

A Japanese research team has succeeded in turning mice transparent by administering them with special chemicals, a process the scientists say allows the observation of organs without dissection and contributes to studying progression of such diseases as cancers and diabetes, a media report said Friday.

Smoking causes 14 million medical conditions in US yearly

Smoking is responsible for almost 14 million major medical conditions among American adults yearly, a new study has found.

Single hormone loss may cause colon cancer

Colon cancer may be caused by the loss of a hormone called guanylin, a study said, suggesting hormone replacement therapy could stall its formation.

A tool to track origin of blood cells, cancers

In a bid to track the origin of diseases such as cancer, researchers have developed a system that generates a unique barcode in the DNA of all blood stem cells and their progenitor cells, allowing scientists to see how blood forms.

Alcohol increases risk of HPV infection in men

Men, who consume alcohol have a greater risk of contracting human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a study said.

Nearly 50% of cancers get diagnosed late: Study

A new study has found that nearly half of cancers are diagnosed only when the disease is at an advanced stage, meaning treatment is both more expensive and less likely to succeed.

Soon, blood test to accurately detect cancers

A quick and simple new blood test may soon diagnose which type of cancer a patient has and how advanced the disease is, scientists say.

Here are five healthy ways to eat meat

Research has shown how eating lots of meat, especially red meat, can cost our health dearly, giving rise to cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and of course the belly fat- our ever-increasing waistlines.

Researchers discover seven new genes for head, neck cancers

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

Grape seed extract kills prostate cancer cells

A new study by Indian origin researcher has revealed that the synthesis of the most active component of grape seed extract, B2G2, encourages the cell death known as apoptosis in prostate cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

Why some cancers progress and spread faster than others

Researchers have revealed how a reduction in mitochondrial DNA content leads human breast cancer cells to take on aggressive, metastatic properties.

Obesity largest factor behind early puberty in girls

A new study has shown that obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset of puberty in girls, which is affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported.

Soon, `wine pill` to cure cancers

A new study shows that resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment, which could pave way for the creation of a wonder pill to kill cancerous cells.

Blind mole-rats `resistant to cancers`

Like naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus gaber), blind mole-rats (of the genus Spalax) are resistant to cancer, a new study has claimed.

Molecular `switch` in cancers of testis and ovary discovered

An `on/off` switch in a type of cancer which typically occurs in the testes and ovaries has been identified by Cambridge scientists.

HER2 gene abnormalities found in wide variety of advanced cancers

The HER2 growth-factor gene is known to be over-active in breast and gastro-esophageal cancers.

New research finds genetic markers for cancer

A groundbreaking worldwide research led by British scientists has found more than 80 genes which help determine from birth whether or not someone will develop cancer during their life.