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Cancer breakthrough: Scientists find tumour's ‘Achilles heel'

Researchers from University College, London, have developed a way of finding unique markings within a tumour - its 'Achilles heel' - allowing the body to target the disease.

Mar 06, 2016, 00:41 AM IST

Recycled DNA building blocks could stop cancer

Researchers have found that recycled DNA building blocks are cancer's Achilles heel.

Jul 24, 2015, 09:37 AM IST

Researchers find Ebola `Achilles' heel`: Study

US researchers believe they may have pinpointed the Achilles heel of the Ebola virus, which could hold the key to developing an effective preventative vaccine, a study reported Tuesday.

May 27, 2015, 01:39 AM IST

How 'Achilles heel' in metabolic pathway leads to new cancer treatment

A new research has identified an "Achilles heel" in a metabolic pathway that is important in stopping the growth of lung cancer cells.

Oct 08, 2014, 13:11 PM IST

Brendan Rodgers promises Liverpool revival

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted results would improve after the Merseysiders suffered their third defeat in five Premier League matches this season with a 3-1 loss away to West Ham on Saturday.

Sep 21, 2014, 18:33 PM IST

Now, treat your Achilles' heel with minor surgery

Scientists have revealed that a new minimally-invasive surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon actually uses the damaged tissue to help repair the tear.

Sep 07, 2014, 19:50 PM IST

Drug-resistant bacteria`s `Achilles heel` discovered

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have claimed to have discovered an Achilles` heel in the defensive barrier which surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells.

Jun 19, 2014, 10:09 AM IST

England needs to accept `underdogs` status for World T20: Report

England must accept their status as ` underdogs` for the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh if they expect to have any chance of repeating their unexpected victory in 2010, according to a report.

Mar 21, 2014, 16:05 PM IST

Asada pursues the perfect jump

When Japan`s Mao Asada steps onto the ice in Sochi, she will be hoping to finish off her amateur career with Olympic gold - and a perfect set of the complicated jumps that have long been both her trademark and her Achilles heel.

Jan 16, 2014, 10:07 AM IST

Don`t expect big turnaround in a flash, says new coach Walsh

New national men`s hockey chief coach Terry Walsh is looking at a time frame of five to seven years for the country to regain its lost glory at the world level and feels short term success would be of no lasting use.

Oct 26, 2013, 21:03 PM IST

Anderson says England have found `vulnerable` Watson`s Achilles heel

England leading fast bowler James Anderson has said that he did not necessarily see Watson as a ready-made LBW candidate, but said that the team`s plans to pick him apart had clearly worked.

Jul 24, 2013, 13:40 PM IST

Researchers identify superbug`s Achilles heel

Superbugs are resistant to antibiotics, making infections even more difficult to treat.

Feb 27, 2013, 13:55 PM IST

`Achilles Heel` of key HIV replication protein `may have been found`

Researchers may have found an "Achilles heel" in a key HIV protein.

Jan 25, 2013, 13:45 PM IST

Discovery of new bacteria `may lead to antibiotic alternatives`

In a new study, scientists have discovered an Achilles heel within human cells that bacteria are able to exploit for causing and spreading infection.

May 04, 2012, 20:22 PM IST

Achilles heel of common leukaemia identified

Researchers have found that gene mutations may play critically important role in acute myeloid leukaemia.

Apr 16, 2012, 13:06 PM IST

Achilles heel of dengue virus identified

Scientists have identified the region on dengue virus that is neutralized in people who overcome infection with the deadly pathogen.

Apr 12, 2012, 15:04 PM IST

Killer hospital bug shows Achilles heel: Researchers

Candida albicans is widespread among humans, but normally does not affect health other than as vaginal or oral yeast infections, also called thrush.

Sep 06, 2011, 11:18 AM IST