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2008-09-21 12:00:25

By Barry Nelson A MOTHER-OF-FOUR who was told she would die unless she had major surgery is enjoying life after revolutionary therapy destroyed her cancer. Jean Pringle, 64, from Bishop Auckland, was told she would probably have to lose her tongue and voicebox when an aggressive cancer came back after radiotherapy. Mrs Pringle, who has four grown children and two grandchildren, was warned that she would probably die within months if she did not have surgery. Because she wanted to be...

2007-12-11 06:00:10

By Garcia-Zubiri, Inigo X Burrows, Hugh D; de Melo, J Sergio Seixas; Pina, Joao; Monteserin, Maria; Tapia, Maria J ABSTRACT The complexation of beta-carboline-3-carboxylic acid N- methylamide (betaCMAM) with the sodium salts of the nucleotides polyadenylic (Poly A), polycytidylic (Poly C), polyguanylic (Poly G), polythymidylic (Poly T) and polyuridylic (Poly U) acids, and with double stranded (dsDNA) and single stranded deoxyribonucleic acids (ssDNA) was studied at pH 4, 6 and 9....

2005-08-29 14:24:52

Blacksburg, Va. -- Chemistry and biology researchers at Virginia Tech have enhanced the abilities of the molecules they are creating to deliver killing blows to cancer cells. The man-made molecular complexes enter cancer cells and, when signaled, deliver killing medicine or cause the cell to change. The new supermolecules have more units that will absorb light "“ providing more control over the range of light frequencies that can be included and excluded as signals and the responses....