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Scientists find new ways of choking tumours


August 24th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Scientists can now choke tumours by cutting off the supply of a specific sugar known as GlcNAc (glick-nack), which they have identified for the first time.Tumours ... Read more...

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Meteor hunter finds 4 billion years old asteroid fragments


April 27th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A meteor hunter has stumbled on two marble-sized nuggets of an asteriod that detonated after colliding with the Earth, worth 10 times as much as gold, ... Read more...

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Turmeric compound shows promise in Parkinson’s


March 21st, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Curcumin, a compound present in popular Indian spice turmeric, is showing promise in preventing the clumping of proteins that cause Parkinson's disease.A team led by Basir ... Read more...

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Too much of sugar fuelling global obesity


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Sugar is fuelling a global obesity pandemic, contributing to 35 million deaths annually from diabetes, heart disease and cancer, warn scientists. Global sugar consumption has tripled ... Read more...

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Teens, stay away from energy drinks


January 19th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Teenagers hooked on energy drinks or mixing them with alcohol might be subjecting themselves to toxic effects like palpitations and even seizures, says a seven-year study.There ... Read more...

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Marathon liver transplant saves three toddlers (with Images)


January 17th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17, (IANS) Three children got a new lease of life following a 20-hour, complex liver transplant procedure, requiring a team of 40 doctors simultaneously performing in half-a-dozen ... Read more...

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Protein, not sugar, key to keeping us alert and thin


November 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) In a finding that could have bearing on obesity and sleep disorders, researchers say it's protein, not sugar, that stimulates cells keeping us awake and thin ... Read more...

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Dr Oz Shares How to Recharge Your Body in Five Days


October 13th, 2011 - 4:28 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In what he called his 'Dr Oz Super Power Hour', Dr Oz shared with his audience how they could recharge their body in five different ways, in only ... Read more...

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Potent new drugs likely from witches’ brew


October 10th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) A brew administered by African witch doctors to pregnant women to hasten labour and delivery could be a source of promising new drugs.The brew, concocted from ... Read more...

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Feel-good transmitter levels in brain determine anger


September 19th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Fluctuating levels of serotonin, which may be triggered by abstaining from food or being stressed, affects brain regions that enable people to manage anger, a study ... Read more...

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Now steps taken in labs to create ‘inorganic life’


September 18th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have taken tentative steps towards creating 'life' from inorganic chemicals, which may later become 'inorganic biology'.Lee Cronin, who teaches chemistry at the College of Science ... Read more...

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Pure maple syrup promotes healthy liver


September 14th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Here's good news for those suffering from fatty liver disease - pure maple syrup is likely to boost your liver, new research suggests.Keiko Abe of the ... Read more...

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Meteorites created first life on earth?


August 9th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Meteorites were possibly the source of first life on earth, says a new research.Scientists have been trying for long to figure out whether nucleobases, our genetic ... Read more...

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Government mulls curbs on junk food in schools


July 18th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The central government Monday admitted before the Delhi High Court that junk food causes health hazards, including heart problem, and said guidelines would be framed ... Read more...

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Alternatives to antibiotics in sight


June 9th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) With more and more pathogens becoming immune to antibiotics, researchers are identifying alternatives to treat many frequently occurring infections. Figures released by the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

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Asteroid shows power to synthesise life’s essential chemicals


May 5th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 05 (ANI): Rocks from an asteroid, which fell to Earth on 28 September 1969 landing on the outskirts of the village of Murchison in Victoria, Australia, have been shown to ... Read more...

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New fusion molecule ‘empowers immune system to fight cancer’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to tap the body's own resources to fight cancer.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a molecule that lies dormant ... Read more...

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‘On-off’ switch for key ‘factor’ in heart disease, cancer identified


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): A cellular 'on-off' switch that may have implications for treating cardiovascular disease and cancer has been identified by scientists at the University of Hull.The team has found the ... Read more...

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First vaccine for viral hepatitis C may soon become a reality


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Early data from phase I trials of an HCV vaccine show encouraging results, with high immunogenicity and good safety profile.In the first study, a therapeutic T-cell vaccine, based ... Read more...

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Vaccine to treat cat allergy developed


April 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new vaccine that could successfully treat cat allergies, promising relief to those who suffer from itching, watering eyes and sneezing.Immunologist Mark ... Read more...

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Protein from 600,000-year-old mammoth sheds light on ancient fossils


March 31st, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): The successful extraction of protein from the bones of a 600,000-year-old mammoth by researchers from the University of York and Manchester, has paved the way for the identification ... Read more...

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Celebrities’ secrets to banishing cellulite revealed


March 29th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 29 (ANI): Wanting to maintain a toned bottom and smooth and sculpted thighs is every woman's wish, and here to help are tips that celebrities received on how to ... Read more...

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New ’superglue’ that stays stickier in space


March 24th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A recently patented adhesive, developed by Kansas State University, could soon find its place in every astronaut's toolbox.The adhesive made from peptides -- a compound containing two ... Read more...

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Scientists get glimpse of how ‘code’ of life may have emerged


March 24th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A UC Santa Barbara graduate student has unravelled a portion of the 'code' of life.Annia Rodriguez, from the town of Jojutla, Mexico, worked with John Perona, professor in ... Read more...

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Volcanoes, lightning may have sparked life on earth


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Volcanoes and lightning may have provided the vital spark to kick-start life on earth, according to new results from a 'forgotten' 1950s experiment. Researchers used modern ... Read more...

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Volcanoes ‘may have kick-started life on Earth’


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Volcanoes might have played a crucial role in kick-starting life on Earth, according to new results from an old experiment that sat on the shelf for more than ... Read more...

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Diabetes alert, a decade before symptoms appear


March 21st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) A blood test developed by a scientist reveals whether you are at risk of diabetes 10 years before symptoms show up.By measuring levels of five markers ... Read more...

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Blood test may predict diabetes risk 10 yrs before first symptoms


March 21st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have suggested that measuring the levels of small molecules in the blood could predict diabetes risk as much as a decade ... Read more...

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Nutraceuticals in energy drinks, foods


March 20th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Besides caffeine, there are many other items like nutraceuticals that are widely used in energy drinks and foods.Nutraceutical is a term combining the words "nutrition" and ... Read more...

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Ancient fish that eats inside cavity of dead animal with its skin, gills


March 6th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): University of British Columbia researchers have found that an ancient species of fish called Hagfish burrows into the body cavity of the dead or dying animal to eat ... Read more...

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Good fungi might prove even better for the health of plants and humans


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists say they have come closer to understanding how a common fungus 'makes its living in the soil,' which could lead to its possible 'career change' as a ... Read more...

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Chemist claims oil droplets mimic early life


February 24th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Chemist claims oil droplets mimic early lifeLondon, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study by a chemist claims that oil droplets mimic early life in the manner they that creep purposefully through their ... Read more...

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Now, collagen meals to help banish those unwanted wrinkles


February 11th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A restaurant in London is offering age-conscious diners, meals that contain collagen, the protein that gives skin its strength and elasticity.Such restaurants melt down chunks of collagen, which ... Read more...

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New soybean meal sources ‘are good fish meal alternatives’


February 8th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that fermented soybean meal and enzyme-treated soybean meal may replace fish meal in weanling pig diets."The price of fish meal has exploded and ... Read more...

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‘Glowing nerves’ using fluorescent peptides to make surgeries easier


February 7th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Locating sensitive nerves during a surgery may now be possible as scientists have developed injectable fluorescent peptides that cause hard-to-see peripheral nerves to glow.Nerve preservation is important in ... Read more...

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