Tag Archives: Treatments

Chronotherapy Could Make Cancer Treatments More Effective, Here’s How

Chi Van Dang generally declines to discuss the science that made him famous. A leading authority on cancer metabolism, he routinely is asked to speak about how tumors reprogram biochemical pathways to help them slurp up nutrients and how disrupting these noxious adaptations could be a powerful approach to treating cancer. Instead of doing so, Dang uses his soapbox at ... Read More »

Alcohol Addiction: Know The Causes And Treatments

Molecular mechanisms including lower levels of a protein in the brain may be the reason why addicts choose alcohol over an alternative reward, finds a study that may help improve treatment for alcohol dependence. The study suggested that the level of a transporter protein GAT-3, situated in the amygdala region of the brain — responsible for emotional reactions — was ... Read More »

​Why cancer treatments cause collateral damage in kids

IANS | Updated: Dec 25, 2016, 04.17 PM IST Why cancer treatments cause collateral damage in kids (Jessica Nelson/Getty Images) When exposed to cancer treatment like chemotherapyand radiation, brain and heart tissues in very young children are more prone to apoptosis or programmed cell death, researchers said. Apoptosis, in which molecular signals order cells to self-destruct, plays an important role ... Read More »

Glaucoma: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which fluid pressure within the eye rises – if left untreated the patient may lose vision, and even become blind. The disease generally affects both eyes, although one may have more severe signs and symptoms than the other. There is a small space in the front of the eye called the “anterior ... Read More »