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Novel way blocks tumour growth into cancer

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 17:28

In pioneering research on models of human tumours in mice, researchers have successfully blocked metastasis - the strategy adopted by tumour cells to transform into an aggressive form of cancer.

Gene that mediates ageing identified

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 17:26

In what could point towards the possibility of one day using therapeutics to combat ageing, researchers have found in animal models that a single gene plays a surprising role in ageing that can be detected early in development.

Vitamin D ups survival chances of bowel cancer patients

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 14:22

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, says a study.

Blocking cell signals can stop cancer from spreading

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 18:42

For your knowledge, our cells can change into an invasive, liquid-like state to readily navigate the narrow channels in our body.

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.

3,200-year-old skeleton with cancer found in Sudan

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 17:49

Archaeologists have discovered 3,200-year-old skeleton of a young man with a spreading form of cancer, the oldest known example of the disease often linked to a modern lifestyle.

Naked Mole Rat crowned `Vertebrate of the Year`

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 10:32

The naked mole has been named the Vertebrate of the Year by Science Magazine, owing to the research done by University of Rochester biologists Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov.

Soon, nano-particles to assassinate tumour cells

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 13:45

A new technique will feature nanoparticle-encapsulated substances that could kill off tumour cells selectively.

Laser tech improves accuracy of brain tumour surgery

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 17:59

A team of University of Michigan Medical School and Harvard University researchers describes how the technique allows them to "see" the tiniest areas of tumour cells in brain tissue.

120,000-year-old Neanderthal rib shows sign of bone tumour

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 12:03

The first case of a bone tumour of the ribs in a Neanderthal specimen reveals that at least one Neanderthal suffered a cancer that is common in modern-day humans, according to a new research.

Margaret Thatcher undergoes tumour removal surgery

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 19:47

Margaret Thatcher, Britain`s only woman prime minister, is recovering from an operation to remove a tumour from her bladder, an official said.

Sheryl Crow suffering from brain tumour

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 13:26

Grammy Award winning singer Sheryl Crow is suffering from a common form of brain tumor called a meningioma but her representative says it is nothing to be alarmed about.