Yale University researchers have developed kinamycin based anti-cancer compounds

Cancer is a fatal disease and is the leading cause of death worldwide.  Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth, invasion and sometimes metastasis.  These three malignant properties of cancers differentiate them from benign tumors, which are self limited and do not invade or metastasize.  Most cancers […]
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Toxic form of a protein called Elk-1, connects three serious neurodegenerative disorders.

As we age, our brain also changes, like rest of our body.  These changes in the brain are characterized by slowed thinking, occasional problems with remembering things.  However, serious memory loss, confusion and other major changes in the way our minds work are not a normal part of aging. They may be indications of failing […]
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Fluorescent near-infrared probe, PSS-794 promises the tissue imaging of cancers

Medical imaging is the technique that is used to generate images of human body or parts for clinical purposes or medical science.  Revolutionary advances in imaging technology provides a superior  method for imaging apoptosis.  A  team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the Washington University School of Medicine elucidates the method of […]
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Nanobubble technology geared up aganist Cancer

Nanomedicine refers to the  medical application of nanotechnology that will hopefully lead to useful research tools, advanced drug delivery systems, and new ways to treat disease and to repair damaged tissue and cells.  According to the researchers, single cell targeting is one of the most accepted advantages of nanomedicine. Remarkably, the researchers at the Rice […]
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Beneficial Role of Prions in Brain Function

A prion is an infectious agent, composed primarily of protein.  The word “prion” is taken from the longer term “proteinaceous infectious particle.”  Prions are hypothesized to infect and propogate by refolding abnormally into a structure which is able to convert nomal  molecules of the protein into the abnormally structured form.  All known prions induce the […]
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Resolving the 3D structure of Integrase offer better treatments for HIV

A recent study published in the journal Nature concluded a breakthrough in HIV research, which dynamically lead to better treatments for HIV.  The study was conducted by the researchers from Imperial College London and Harvard University.  In the study, the researcher have developed  a crystal strucutre that reveals the  enzyme integrase, which is found in […]
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Smartphone Technology in Healthcare

Cellular phones, in the past was a symbol of lavishness stringently used for talking.  Recently the cellular phones have taken many roles  including solutions which offer  better  healthcare management.  Interestingly at present, through smart phone technology the patients will be able to observe their own health without a doctor.  As a result of the novel […]
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Dubai Health Authority is setting up plans to develop a Surgical skill Laboratory

The Khaleej Times reported that according to new rules planned by health officials, Dubai Health Authority is setting up plans to develop a surgical skills laboratory, where the surgeons or physicians working Dubai will be insisted to take a test before being granted licence to practice. Surgeons or physicians who fail to pass the test […]
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The Hamilton healthcare system began to execute the HMS suite

Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. is a Nashville-based healthcare company that provides an information technology system that integrates clinical and financial applications on a single IBM platform to over 600 community hospitals nationwide.  Currently, Healthcare Management Systems(HMS)Inc. is assisting a rural health network in Texas to automate its financial activities and contribute to  clinical data all the way […]
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Neuroimaging technique PET to detect Alzheimer’s disease very early

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that measures metabolic activity of the cells of body tissues. PET is actually a combination of nuclear medicine and biochemical analysis.  PET is most often used by oncologists (specializing in cancer treatment), neurologists and neurosurgeons (specializing in treatment and surgery of the brain and […]
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Computer Aided Drug Discovery offers effective inhibitors for specific cancer targets

Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase is the rate limiting enzyme in tryptophan (Trp) catabolism. It catalyzes the oxidative degradation of L-tryptophan to Nformylkynurenine.  Because of this catabolic activity it has been postulated that one possible role of IDO is to inhibit the proliferation of intracellular pathogens  or tumor cells by depriving them of tryptophan.  Several human tumors express […]
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Computed Tomographic Colonography offers Effective Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Each year nearly 50,000 Americans die from colorectal cancer.  Virtual colonoscopy or computed tomographic colography is a technique which  provides a computer-simulated endoluminal perspective of the air-filled distended colon. Recently researchers […]
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