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Food insecurity may cause obesity, says study


April 29th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Gorging on food can cause obesity, but the fear of not having enough food may also lead to the same result, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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Abnormal breathing in sleep triggers hyperactivity in kids


March 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Young children who have difficulty in breathing while asleep tend to develop hyperactivity and aggressiveness, as well as emotional symptoms and difficulty with peer relationships.The study, ... Read more...

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New drug starves malaria parasite to death


December 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A potent new drug vanquishes malaria by literally starving its lethal parasites to death.Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by single-celled parasites Plasmodium falciparum, causing severe ... Read more...

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Prolonged stress can shrink the brain


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Being stressed for lengthy periods can actually shrink the brain and cause dementia, new research says. Types of stress linked to the condition include those suffered ... Read more...

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Oral steroids bring on vitamin D deficiency


September 30th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) People on oral steroids are twice as likely to suffer from severe vitamin D deficiency than the general populace, says new research.The study on 31,000 children ... Read more...

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Centenarians possess genes for a ripe age


August 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The secret behind why some people live for 100 years may lie in their genes and not in a healthy lifestyle, a research says."Centenarians may ... Read more...

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Healthy liver-cell transplants may help treat genetic liver-lung disorder


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A animal study has found that transplanting cells from healthy adult livers may work in treating a genetic liver-lung disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.The genetic disorder, ... Read more...

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Brain molecule may play key role in obesity and diabetes


April 20th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Einstein researchers have found a molecule in the brain that may contribute to obesity and one of its major complications - type 2 diabetes.Nerve cells in the ... Read more...

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Molecules that help propel cancer metastasis identified


April 8th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified two molecules that enable cancer to spread inside the body.The findings could eventually lead to ... Read more...

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Scientists find enzyme family that plays crucial role in regulating cell motility


March 19th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that members of an enzyme family found in humans and throughout the plant and animal kingdoms play a crucial role in regulating cell motility.The ... Read more...

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Kids with less Vitamin D more likely to have allergies


February 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Children with low vitamin D levels are more likely to develop allergies, a new study warns. Researchers looked at vitamin D levels in blood samples collected from more ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels associated with allergies in children


February 25th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies.Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles help improve survival after blood loss


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have used tiny particles called nanoparticles to improve survival after life-threatening blood loss.The advance by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University could improve ... Read more...

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Vaccine made with synthetic gene shows promise against pneumonia


February 22nd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed an experimental vaccine that appears to protect against an increasingly common and particularly deadly form of ... Read more...

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New technique to visualize gene expression in mammalian cells found


January 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have successfully visualized single molecules of naturally occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells.The breakthrough discovery achieved by the Albert Einstein ... Read more...

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98.6 degrees Fahrenheit ideal to keep fungi and food at bay


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Two researchers have discovered that 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) is ideal temperature to ward off fungal infection and keep food at bay."One of the mysteries about ... Read more...

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Our body temperature best for keeping fungi at bay


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Our 37 degrees Celsius body temperature is just warm enough to ward off fungal infection and obviate the need for snacking, says a study. "One of the ... Read more...

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Study of how certain genes are activated yields surprising discovery


December 6th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin boffin, may change the way scientists think about the way cellular processes are synchronized.Contrary to general assumption, genes that work with ... Read more...

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Chemicals in cigarettes, French fries ‘can increase Alzheimer’s risk’


November 18th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A research has concluded that exposure to a group of chemicals known as type-2 alkenes - which are found in the smoke inhaled from cigarettes, the exhaust of ... Read more...

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Discovery shows promise against severe side effect of chemo drug


November 5th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): A way to eliminate a debilitating side effect associated with one of the main chemotherapy drugs used for treating colon cancer has been found by a team of ... Read more...

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Fat dads may lower chances of pregnancy


October 31st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): The chances of success in assisted reproductive technology drops if the father is overweight, according to a new study.Experts have revealed that for couples using IVF, an ... Read more...

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‘O’ blood group women face double fertility risk


October 25th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Women with the most common blood type could be twice as likely to suffer fertility problems. Those with blood group 'O' are at much higher risk of running ... Read more...

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Women with blood group O at ‘double the risk of fertility problems’


October 25th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Scientists have said that women with the most common blood type could be twice as likely to suffer fertility problems.Researchers found that those with blood group O are ... Read more...

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Genes that make people tall or short identified


September 30th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 30 (ANI): An international team of scientists have found that a seemingly simple inherited trait - height - springs from hundreds of genetic causes.The study identified hundreds of gene variants ... Read more...

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Phantom limbs more common than previously believed


September 25th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A new study has indicated that more than half of patients recovering from stroke may in fact experience phantom limb sensations - the vivid illusion that the amputated ... Read more...

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Indians in US ‘at higher diabetes risk than other Asian immigrants’


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Indians residing in the US are more prone to developing diabetes than whites and immigrants from other Asian countries, a study revealed.The study found that South Asians, people ... Read more...

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Autistic kids process sound, vision differently than others


August 20th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have found solid evidence that kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) process sensory information such as sound, touch and vision differently than typically developing children.The study by ... Read more...

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Common hypertension drugs can raise certain patients’ BP


August 20th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): A new study suggests that commonly prescribed drugs used to lower blood pressure can actually have the opposite effect-raising blood pressure in a statistically significant percentage of patients.The ... Read more...

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Brain fitness programs may help weak elderly walk faster


August 11th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): A study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found preliminary evidence that brain fitness programs may help frail elderly walk faster, ... Read more...

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Rejection in love activates reward and addiction centres in the brain


July 7th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Being rejected by a romantic partner triggers brain activity linked with motivation, reward and addiction cravings, revealed a new study.Led by Dr. Lucy Brown, Albert Einstein College of ... Read more...

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Brain response patterns for early, passionate love are universal: Study


May 29th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Patterns of brain response in the early-stage of intense passionate love are universal, a new study has found.Previous research found that Easterners (those from collectivistic cultures such as ... Read more...

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Pill To Help Human Live Past 100 Due Out in 2012


May 13th, 2010 - 3:21 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a report released by "The Sun" on Wednesday, it was revealed that people may soon be able to obtain a pill which will help them to live ... Read more...

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Want to live beyond 100, take ‘magic pill’


May 12th, 2010 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
London May 12 (IANS) Scientist are working on a project to develop a "magic pill" that would allow people to live beyond 100 and be fit and healthy. Researchers have identified genes that ... Read more...

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Soon, ‘magic pill’ that will allow people to live beyond 100


May 11th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new pill, which, if taken at 40, could boost a person's chances of living longer.Prof Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute of Ageing at ... Read more...

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Faulty clean-up process may be Huntington’s disease key


April 12th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown for the first time that the accumulation of a mutated protein may explain damaging cellular behavior ... Read more...

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