Tag Archives: Promise

Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer

IANS | Jan 4, 2017, 03.53 PM IST Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) An experimental vaccine is safe and effectively stimulates the immune system leading to regression of early-stage breast cancer, show results of a clinical trial. The researchers created the vaccine from immune cells called dendritic cells that are harvested from each individual ... Read More »

Nuvyyo’s Tablo Live Stick and Tablo Droid software DVR promise to help consumers escape the clutches of cable

Hard core cord-cutters and those looking join their ranks will be happy to hear about the latest products in Nuvyyo’s Tablo line. The Canadian manufacturer announced two new offerings at CES on Wednesday, plus a cloud-DVR proof-of-concept that will make it easier to slash the cost of TV entertainment. Install the $99 Tablo Live ‘Antenna anywhere’ Stick wherever you get ... Read More »

New drug shows promise in repairing failing hearts

IANS | Dec 27, 2016, 01.26 PM IST New drug shows promise in repairing failing hearts A new experimental drug has shown promise in restoring cardiac function after heart failure, according to results of an early human trial. The researchers found that an infusion of the drug cimaglermin was generally tolerated except for transient nausea and headache. “These findings support ... Read More »

Breast cancer chemotherapy fails to promise relapse-free survival: Study

Breast cancer chemotherapy fails to promise relapse-free survival: Study Contrary to expectations, the use of tailored dose-dense chemotherapy in women with high-risk early breast cancerfailed to result in any statistically significant improvement in breast cancer recurrence-free survival, a study has found. Dose-dense therapy, defined as delivery of chemotherapy at shorter intervals without increasing the cumulative dose, has been suggested as ... Read More »

Drug to prevent pre-term birth shows promise

In a ray of hope for preventing pre-term birth, researchers found that use of a drug in pregnant mice entirely stopped premature birth and reduced infant fatalities. Pre-term birth (being born at less than 37 weeks’ gestation) is a major cause of death in children under five years of age. “Our studies give us some encouragement that it may be ... Read More »

‘Trojan Horse’ Antibody Plan Shows Promise Against Ebola Viruses

LONDON: Scientists have found a hidden weak spot shared by all five known types of the deadly Ebola virus and successfully targeted it with two antibodies which blocked its ability to invade human cells. In early stage laboratory experiments published in the journal Science, the researchers developed a “Trojan Horse” strategy that allows engineered antibodies to hitch a ride on ... Read More »