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Flu transmitted before symptoms appear, says study


August 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Flu virus can be transmitted even before the appearance of their symptoms as experiments with ferrets (European polecat) have shown, according to a study.If applied to ... Read more...

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New compound boosts efficacy of HIV, flu vaccine


August 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a compound that boosts the effect of vaccines against the flu, HIV and herpes virus in mice.Research by an Oxford University team, along ... Read more...

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Turmeric-based drug being tested against Alzheimer’s


February 15th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Feb 15 (IANS) Curcumin, a compound of turmeric commonly used in Indian curries, prolongs life and boosts activity of fruit flies with a nervous disorder similar to Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

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Single shot relieves pain in spinal injuries


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A single shot of Fibronectin, administered just after a spinal injury, can limit pain for eight months, according to new research.Fibronectin, a protein that exists naturally ... Read more...

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Altered ‘ecstasy’ could kill some blood cancers


October 6th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) Altering the chemistry of recreational drug 'ecstasy' could help kill certain types of blood cancers, suggests new research.Ecstasy or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) was discovered in the late ... Read more...

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‘Bouncer’ protein halts rheumatoid arthritis


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how the immune cells of rheumatoid arthritis patients become hyperactive and attack their joints and bones. It is because these cells lose ... Read more...

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Gut bug may cause development of Parkinson’s


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The gut bug responsible for ulcers could also play a role in bringing on Parkinson's disease."Our findings suggest that H. pylori infection could play a ... Read more...

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Neutralizing cytokine GM-CSF can halt multiple sclerosis


April 25th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the neutralization of the cytokine GM-CSF could halt the development of multiple sclerosis.In a major breakthrough in the battle against the ... Read more...

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Astronauts could face heart problems with deep-space travel


April 8th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to cosmic radiation outside the Earth's magnetic field could be detrimental to astronauts' arteries.The study by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers ... Read more...

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Epilepsy trigger found


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Bochum's neuroscientists have reported that hereditary diseases such as epilepsy or various coordination disorders may be caused by changes in nerve cells of the cerebellum, which do not ... Read more...

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Serotonin may play role in autism


February 25th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that serotonin plays a vital role in autism spectrum disorders.In labs at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, scientists are studying strains ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to those with multiple sclerosis


February 24th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Wayne State University's School of Medicine has offered hope to people with multiple sclerosis.Harley Tse, associate professor of immunology and microbiology ... 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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Toxin that plays key role in triggering Parkinson’s disease identified


February 11th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that a toxin produced by the brain is responsible for the series of cellular events that lead to Parkinson's disease.After research in an animal ... Read more...

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New model paves way for drugs to fight Parkinson’s disease


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): New drugs to combat Parkinson's disease (PD) may soon be available, for researchers have developed a new mammalian model for studying a specific gene mutation commonly found in ... Read more...

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Platelet-rich plasma ‘a promising treatment for heart attacks’


January 18th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Platelet-rich plasma is a promising biologic treatment for myocardial infarction (heart attack), according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has already been identified ... Read more...

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Antioxidant protein promotes clogging of arteries, says study


January 11th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Physicians could soon find clues to why some antioxidant therapies are not yielding the desired results.Researchers of the University of California - Los Angeles have recently discovered that ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in lungs


January 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists at the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, have found a new therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in the lungs.They have found that blocking the activation ... Read more...

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Mice study finds link between depression and inflammatory response


December 21st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Researchers at the Vanderbilt University have found that depression may be triggered by the same mechanisms that enable the immune system to respond to infection.Chong-Bin Zhu, William ... Read more...

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Compound derived from turmeric has neuroprotective effects


December 16th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Two new studies suggest that a compound derived from curry spice turmeric may have clinical promise for ischemic stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI), which currently lack good ... Read more...

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New mechanism links cellular stress to brain damage


December 9th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a mechanism linking a specific type of cellular stress with brain damage similar to that associated with neurodegenerative disease.The study is the first to highlight ... Read more...

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TB drug could improve social skills in autistic people


December 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential novel treatment strategy for the social impairment of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), an aspect of the condition that has a profound ... Read more...

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New study brings longer life closer to reality


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A team of scientists from Texas has made important discoveries that bring longer life spans much closer to reality.The research describes how scientists "activated" life extension in the ... Read more...

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Stem cell patch may improve function after heart attack


November 16th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has found that applying a stem cell-infused patch may result in improved function following a heart attack.University of Cincinnati researchers also found that function improved ... Read more...

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Growth defects in patients with cystic fibrosis ‘may start before birth’


November 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study by University of Iowa researchers, using a pig model of cystic fibrosis (CF), has suggested that low levels of a growth promoting hormone at or ... Read more...

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New study could lead to systems that target multiple disease pathways


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland have created an animal model that breaks through the limitations of current systems that target single disease pathways.The model ... Read more...

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Genetically engineered monkey could lead to Alzheimer’s cure


October 31st, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) Scientists in China have bred the country's first genetically engineered rhesus monkey, a step that could speed up the development of cures for diseases ranging from cancer to ... Read more...

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China breeds first genetically engineered monkey


October 30th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Chinese scientists said that they have bred the country's first genetically engineered rhesus monkey, which could lead to development of cures for diseases ranging from cancer to ... Read more...

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Turmeric could prevent liver damage


October 30th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A new Saint Louis University study has revealed that a chemical that gives curry its zing holds promise in preventing or treating liver damage from an advanced form ... Read more...

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Potential new treatment for deadly nipah, hendra viruses identified


October 29th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new treatment for the Nipah and Hendra viruses, two lethal and emerging viruses for which there is currently no treatment or vaccine available.The ... Read more...

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OCD linked to common childhood illness


October 21st, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study at the Tel Aviv University suggests that strep throat - a common infection in children - can lead to brain dysfunction and OCD.Prof. Daphna Joel ... Read more...

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Novel study offers hope for new class of Alzheimer’s drugs


October 19th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new Penn study has discovered and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it ... Read more...

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New advances may hold key to fight preeclampsia


October 16th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists are set to develop a potential lab test to diagnose preeclampsia-a serious complication often requires premature delivery and is sometimes fatal to both mother and fetus.Researchers led ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to better cholesterol drugs


October 6th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Scientists at Saint Louis University have discovered that microRNA miR-33 may be key to controlling HDL, or "good" cholesterol levels.The study was led by Dr. Angel Baldan, assistant ... Read more...

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Nanobubbles ‘can detect and eliminate prostate cancer cells’


September 28th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University were able to use plasmonic nanobubbles in living organisms to detect and eliminate implanted human prostate cancer cells.Dmitri Lapotko showed that the nanobubbles, generated ... Read more...

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