Tag Archives: University of Missouri

New painkiller offers longer-lasting effects

New York (IANS): US researchers have discovered a new compound that offers longer-lasting painkilling effects, and shows promise as an alternative to current anaesthetics.

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Compound improves cardiac function in mice with genetic heart defect

Washington: Congenital heart disease is the most common form of birth defect, affecting one out of every 125 babies, according to the National Institutes of Health. Researchers from the University of Missouri recently found success using a drug to treat laboratory mice with one form of congenital heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — a weakening of the heart caused by abnormally thick muscle. By suppressing a faulty protein, the researchers reduced the thickness of the mice’s heart muscles and improved their cardiac functioning.

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Researchers create new cancer drug that is 10 times more potent

Washington: Legend has it that Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” University of Missouri researchers are doing just that, but instead of building mousetraps, the scientists are targeting cancer drugs. In a new study, MU medicinal chemists have taken an existing drug that is being developed for use in fighting certain types of cancer, added a special structure to it, and created a more potent, efficient weapon against cancer.

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Gold nanoparticles could treat prostate cancer with fewer side effects than chemotherapy

Washington: Currently, large doses of chemotherapy are required when treating certain forms of cancer, resulting in toxic side effects. The chemicals enter the body and work to destroy or shrink the tumour, but also harm vital organs and drastically affect bodily functions. Now, University of Missouri scientists have found a more efficient way of targeting prostate tumours by using gold nanoparticles and a compound found in tea leaves. This new treatment would require doses that are thousands of times smaller than chemotherapy and do not travel through the body inflicting damage to healthy areas. The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Parsley component can stop breast cancer cells from growing: Study

A compound in parsley, celery and other plant products, including fruits and nuts, can stop certain breast cancer tumour cells from multiplying and growing, reveals a study by Salman Hyder, professor of biomedical sciences in College of Veterinary Medicine and Dalton Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Missouri. Parsley is usually used as a decorative accent to a scrumptious meal.

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