With no effective treatments currently available, there is an urgent and important need to develop new drugs to treat pancreatic cancer. After carrying out tests in lab cells and mice, researchers propose that nimbolide, a natural extract from the leaves of the neem tree, could meet such a need.
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The number of moles on one’s right arm could be used to predict the risk of melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – according to a new study by researchers from King’s College London in the UK.
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A new study reveals how a “smart” contact lens can help identify which patients with glaucoma – a leading cause of blindness – are most likely to experience disease progression.
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HIV attacks the body’s CD4 cells, or T cells – a type of white blood cell that plays a major role in helping the immune system fight infection. Antiretroviral therapy aims to control HIV and restore immune function, but the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults may be hampered by low levels of vitamin D.
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Researchers have discovered a protein that controls whether migrating breast cancer cells are allowed to push their way through the walls of blood vessels and continue their deadly journey to establish new tumors in other parts of the body.
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