Archive for the ‘Foreign Healthcare’ Category

Immunosuppressives Could Become Anti-Cancer Agents

January 31, 2011

Immunosuppressives seem to hold exciting promise in cancer treatment. One particular antibiotic could become an anti-cancer agent too, it is hoped.
Immunosuppressive drugs can form a part of treatment of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or HIV, which arise from inappropriate immune responses. In such instances, the body’s immune system attacks the body, instead of attacking foreign cells. It is to inhibit such a response, the immunosuppressives are pressed into service. Such drugs are also used in organ transplant. Read more…

Novel peptide ‘kills’ cancer cells more effective than current therapies

January 24, 2011

Scientists have discovered a novel peptide that can act as a potent inducer of cancer cell death, which may have significant implications for therapeutic agents used to treat cancer.

Researchers suggested that the amphipathic tail-anchoring peptide, or ATAP, might provide more successful outcomes in cancer treatment than the BH3 peptide-based therapy currently used. Read more…

Nigerian twins Peace and Patience get new life at Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bangalore

October 26, 2010

Two conjoined twins were separated successfully after a marathon surgery here at Narayana Hrudayalaya Multi-speciality Hospital. Read more…