• Fri, Jan 24, 2020
  • The researchers systematically analysed thousands of already developed drug compounds and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognised anti-cancer activity.
    'Drug for arthritis in dogs can fight cancer in people'
    Drugs for diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism -- and even for treating arthritis in dogs -- can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a new study.The researchers systematically analysed thousands of already developed drug compounds and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognised anti-cancer activity.The findings, which also revealed novel drug mechanisms and targets, suggest a possible way to accelerate the development of new cancer drugs or repurpose existing drugs to treat cancer. We thought we'd be lucky if we found even a single compound with anti-cancer properties, but we were surprised to find so many, said study researcher Todd Golub from Harvard University in the US.The study, published in the journal Nature Cancer, yet to employ the Broad's Drug Repurposing Hub, a collection that currently comprises more than...
  • New teeth gel may prevent dental cavities, tooth decay New teeth gel may prevent dental cavities, tooth decay

    Cavities, or dental caries, are the most widespread non-communicable disease globally, according to the World Health Organisation.

  • Online bullying more horrifying, leads to depression in youths Online bullying more horrifying, leads to depression in youths

    According to the experts, cyberbullying is when a child, teen or youngster becomes a target of actions by others -- using computers, cellphones or other devices -- that are intended to embarrass,...

  • Fatherhood: The struggles of New Dads Fatherhood: The struggles of New Dads

    One of my favourite childhood stories is one about how my uncle rushed to the local post office to send my dad a telegram about my sister’s birth many decades ago when phones were almost non-existent.

  • New T-cells kill all cancers without touching healthy cells New T-cells kill all cancers without touching healthy cells

    These T-cells were shown, in the lab, to kill lung, skin, blood, colon, breast, bone, prostate, ovarian, kidney and cervical cancer cells, while ignoring healthy cells.

  • New tool to predict risk of depression in adolescence New tool to predict risk of depression in adolescence

    Predictive tools have already been developed for psychosis and many physical health conditions, but little has been done for depression, despite its prevalence.

  • Poor gut bacteria may turn your kid into a problem child Poor gut bacteria may turn your kid into a problem child

    The study of early school-aged children (in the age group of 5-7) showed a connection between the bacteria in their gut and their behaviour, said researchers, adding that parents play a key role in...

  • Balance your sleep Balance your sleep

    Too little or too much sleep, both can be harmful , study said.

  • ICU death rate higher in hospitals primarily serving minorities ICU death rate higher in hospitals primarily serving minorities

    Data on almost 1.1 million ICU patients at more than 200 hospitals from 2006 to 2016 show a steady annual 2% decline in ICU death rates at hospitals with few minority patients, but not at hospitals...

  • Marijuana linked to increased risk of heart problems Marijuana linked to increased risk of heart problems

    According to the study, the researchers outline the ways that the components and compounds in marijuana may affect the heart and other tissue at a molecular level and the drug interactions that...