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This substance tricks brain to ease Parkinson’s


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) A painstaking search through nearly 390,000 chemical compounds has isolated a substance that can sneak through the brain's protective barrier and trick it into easing Parkinson's ... Read more...

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Scientists produce compound that may treat Parkinson’s disease


February 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): The first known compound to show significant effectiveness in protecting brain cells directly affected by Parkinson's disease, a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, has been produced by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Simple test to figure out if products cause skin allergies


May 28th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) A fast, simple, cheap method has been developed for figuring out whether chemicals in consumer products can cause skin allergies. Itai Chipinda, Portland State University (PSU) graduate student and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Schizophrenia drugs turn up volume of brain’s key signaling system


May 13th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Schizophrenia drugs raise the volume of a key signalling system in the brain, a new research has found.Eric J. Aamodt and colleagues say: "This is the first example ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanoparticles in sunscreen toxic if ingested


April 9th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Scientists have reported that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material widely used in sunscreens. They have also found that nanoparticles in sunscreen can be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Over 50s at health risk from excess iron, copper intake


April 8th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Consumers over 50 years of age should consider steps to cut copper and iron intake to reduce the risk of age-related diseases, says a new study. The report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over 50? Cut down copper, iron intake


April 8th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) High level of copper and iron intake after 50 years of age is likely to increase the risk of age-related disorders like Alzheimer's disease. With scientific evidence linking high ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sunscreen nanoparticles could be toxic if accidentally eaten


April 8th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Nanoparticles of zinc oxide present in sunscreens could prove toxic if consumed accidentally, according to a study.Particles smaller than 100 nanometers are slightly more toxic to colon cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Marine sponges may help fight cancer


February 19th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): The natural compound sceptrin, which is found in marine sponges, reduces cancer cell motility (movement) and has very low toxicity, researchers have found.Investigators at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fruit flies may offer drug addiction treatment


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists suggest that fruit flies can prove to be an effective research model for studying the effects of cocaine and other drugs abuse on the brain.Andrew Ewing and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Promising candidates for new HIV drugs found


October 14th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Studying an HIV protein that plays a key role in AIDS progression has helped University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers discover compounds that show promise as novel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Crack in stomach ulcer bacteria could lead to new antibiotics


October 1st, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Scientists claim to have identified a crack in the armor of a common microbe that causes stomach ulcers and other diseases.They have identified a group of substances that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a ‘molecular GPS’ to help probe aging and disease processes


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): Michigan researchers have developed a powerful new GPS-like tool to identify proteins that are affected by a chemical process that is key to aging and disease development.The probe, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking pot ‘as harmful as tobacco’


August 6th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study by Canadian researchers has shown that smoking pot can cause as much damage to cells and DNA as tobacco smoke, challenging the increasingly popular belief ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pinhead-sized worm may help develop new antibiotics


August 6th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A pinhead-sized worm can help in discovering and testing new antibiotics as the existing ones lose their effectiveness against drug-resistant bacteria, say researchers.Lead researcher Frederick Ausubel and colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

2 new compounds may help destroy breast cancer tumours


November 20th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 20 (ANI): University of Central Florida researchers have uncovered two novel compounds that may help destroy breast cancer tumours. Associate Professor James Turkson, who led the study leading to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New enzyme inhibitor may lead to drug against cancer


May 16th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Scientists at The Wistar Institute have developed a new type of enzyme inhibitor that can deactivate proteins called phosphatidyl-inositol-3-kinases (PI3Ks), which are crucial to cancer development.The researchers ... Read more...

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Snuff not a safer substitute for cigarettes: Study


December 25th, 2007 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): A recent study has challenged the idea that a moist snuff is a safer substitute for cigarettes, by revealing that it could actually be more risky than cigarette ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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