Scientists' new approach can provide better treatment for cancer

Researchers have recently found a method to expand blood stem cells that could lead to new and better cancer treatment, it has been reported.

Natural killer cells can treat leukemia in kids

In a first, researchers have shown that select immune-system cells from young patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab - creating an army of natural killer (NK) cells that can be used to destroy cancer cells.

Adam Sandler calls young fan with leukemia

Funnyman Adam Sandler made a surprise call to an eight-year-old fan with leukemia after the boy and his family made online pleas to the star.

Biochemical cascade causes bone marrow inflammation

Like a line of falling dominos, a cascade of molecular events in the bone marrow produces high levels of inflammation that disrupt normal blood formation and lead to potentially deadly disorders including leukemia, researchers have found.

New discovery could soon make leukemia history

The researchers in Australia are close to finding a promising new way to get rid of the leukemia cancer cells in patients.

Cardiff University scientists make major breakthrough in Leukaemia treatment

In a major breakthrough in the treatment of Leukemia, Cardiff University scientists have developed drugs which target the disease at a molecular level.

Rare chromosome fusion ups leukemia risk

Children who are born with fusion of two specific chromosomes are more prone to suffer from Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a common childhood cancer.

Immune cell therapy may revolutionize leukemia treatment

Researchers, who conducted study of patients with advanced leukemia, have found that 88% achieved complete remissions after being treated with genetically modified versions of their own immune cells.

Key protein holds promise for leukemia therapy

In a ray of hope for leukemia patients, a protein critical to hematopoietic stem cell function - that give rise to all other blood cells - and blood formation has been identified.

New pill can `melt away` leukemia without chemotherapy

A new study has revealed that use of a twice-daily pill could turn a deadly blood cancer into a highly treatable disease, suggesting that people suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may be able to avoid having to take debilitating chemotherapy.

Artificial bone marrow development brings leukemia treatment closer to reality

Researchers have developed a prototype of artificial bone marrow that may be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells.

German scientists develop artificial bone marrow

German scientists have developed a prototype of artificial bone marrow, which can simplify the treatment of leukemia in a few years, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) announced Friday.

New gene breakthrough brings leukemia cure closer to reality

A team of researchers has identified a leukemia-specific stretch of DNA called an enhancer element that enables cancerous blood cells to proliferate in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a devastating cancer that is incurable in 70 percent of patients.

India to set up largest public cord blood bank

According to experts, over 70 percent of patients in need of a stem cell transplant are unable to find a match due to lack of bone marrow donors.

Baby`s HIV cure not a fluke: US researchers

A little girl who was treated for HIV shortly after birth still shows no sign of infection at age three, suggesting her apparent cure was not a fluke, US researchers said Wednesday.

New therapeutic agents that may benefit blood cancer patients identified

Researchers including an Indian origin scientist have discovered new therapeutic targets and drugs that could benefit people with certain types of leukemia or blood cancer in future.

Orange juice can keep cancer away

On reviewing available research on cancer prevention and the benefits of orange, scientists say orange could prove to be crucial in the prevention of cancer.

Ray Dolby, inventor and audio pioneer, dies

Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80.

Molecular robots could help create more targeted therapeutics

A new technique using molecular robots could help develop more targeted drugs, a new study has revealed.

Leukemia drug targets Parkinson`s proteins

Scientists have tapped into the restrictive action potential of a leukemia drug to hinder accumulation of deadly proteins linked to Parkinson`s, a new study says.