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Adolescence sex comes with health risks later


November 16th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Sex during adolescence saddles one with health risks as adults because the nervous system is still under formation.These findings from a lab animal study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Folic acid supplements contribute to breast cancer risk: Study


February 12th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has found that the offspring of rats that took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as ... Read more...

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Why a piece of pizza is so tempting after a stressful day


December 1st, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Wonder why the thought of pizza or a chocolate cake is really tempting especially when you have had a really stressful day at work?A new animal study has ... Read more...

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Experimental vaccine against Alzheimer’s disease created


October 9th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers have successfully created an experimental vaccine against the small protein that forms plaques in the brain and is believed to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease.Compared ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells that do not age created


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): University at Buffalo researchers have engineered adult stem cells that do not age, which means that scientists can grow them continuously in culture.The discovery could speed development of ... Read more...

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Early life stress has lasting effects on gene vital to normal brain function


September 29th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): A new animal study has suggested that early life stress, such as an extreme lack of parental affection, has lasting effects on a gene important to normal brain ... Read more...

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Vitamin D protects obese women against endometrial cancer


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Obese women can reduce their increased risk of endometrial disease if they take vitamin D supplements, a new animal study has revealed.Researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer ... Read more...

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Memory-boosting drug may prevent relapse in drug-addicts


August 4th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): A memory-boosting medication paired with behavioral therapy could help addicts stay clean, animal study suggests.The study has suggested that D-cycloserine, previously used in the lab ... Read more...

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Key step in body’s ability to make red blood cells found


August 1st, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a key step in the creation of new red blood cells in an animal study.Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found that a tiny fragment ... Read more...

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US approves stem-cell therapy for humans


August 1st, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 1 (ANI): The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given a green signal to a clinical trial of embryonic stem cells as a treatment for spinal-cord injury.This is the ... Read more...

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Engineered stem cells may improve cardiac function after heart attack


July 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Genetically engineered stem cells have been shown to reduce organ damage and improve cardiac function after a heart attack, according to a new animal study.The study was led ... Read more...

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Socializing ‘can help fight cancer’


July 9th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that living in an environment rich with physical, mental and social stimulation - a setting that causes mild stress - might by itself ... Read more...

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How dietary supplement could block cancer cells


June 30th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have found how a substance, which is produced when eating broccoli and Brussels sprouts, can block the proliferation of cancer cells.Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drug not as harmful as believed


June 18th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In the first trial of a new model for testing Alzheimer's treatments, scientists have found that a promising class of drugs does not exacerbate the disease if treatment ... Read more...

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Women really are ruled by their hormones


June 18th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 18 (ANI): A new US study has shown that women are indeed ruled by their hormones.They are more sensitive to a key stress hormone with even small amounts sending their ... Read more...

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Eating a handful of pecans daily may protect brain


June 10th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A new animal study has suggested that eating about a handful of pecans each day can protect the nervous system.The study, conducted at the Center for Cellular ... Read more...

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Scientists find cholesterol regulating ‘remote-control’ in brain


June 7th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Researchers have found a potential new target for pharmacologic control of cholesterol levels - a hormone called ghrelin in the brain that signals hunger pangs and regulates cholesterol ... Read more...

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Folate could prevent alcohol-induced congenital heart defects in mice


May 25th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): High levels of the B-vitamin folate (folic acid) could prevent heart birth defects induced by alcohol exposure in early pregnancy, a condition known as foetal alcohol syndrome, according ... Read more...

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Soy-based compound in dietary supplement could cut menopausal hot flushes


May 1st, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Natural S-equol, a novel soy germ-based compound, could be the primary component for reducing hot flushes in the dietary supplement SE5-OH, which is under development for reduction of ... Read more...

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Single gene mutation can cause endometrial cancer


February 10th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In an animal study, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a mutation in a single gene can cause endometrial cancer that is responsive to a ... Read more...

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40-year-old antidepressant shows promise in treating heart failure


January 8th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): An antidepressant developed over 40 years ago has been found to reverse the muscle enlargement and weakened pumping function associated with heart failure, say researchers.In an animal study, ... Read more...

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Oxygen during CPR improves survival


December 1st, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Although it is said that people can survive cardiac arrest if they receive only chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Ohio researchers insist at some point there arises a ... Read more...

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Brain circuit that controls binge eating uncovered


September 9th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): Conducting an animal study, researchers at the University of Missouri have gained significant insights into the brain circuit that controls binge eating.The researchers found that deactivating the basolateral ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus strain leaves survivors at increased Parkinson’s disease risk


August 20th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): An animal study conducted by experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has suggested that at least one strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus leaves survivors at ... Read more...

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‘Longevity’ gene that enhances exercise performance found


August 20th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): In an animal study, researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) found gene therapy with a proven "longevity" gene to energize during exercise.Writing about their study in the ... Read more...

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Mice study provides clues to curing blood diseases via prenatal cell transplantation


August 17th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): Showing that the mother's immune response interferes with the offspring's earlier ability to tolerate transplanted donor cells, a new animal study has helped scientists resolve an apparent contradiction ... Read more...

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High exposure to oxygen during surgery may hasten Alzheimer’s development


August 12th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A routine administration of high concentrations of oxygen for several hours during or after surgery may hasten memory loss among people predisposed to Alzheimer's disease or with excessive ... Read more...

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Common diabetic therapy reduces pancreatic cancer risk


August 2nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): A commonly prescribed anti-diabetic drug can reduce an individual's risk of developing pancreatic cancer by 62 percent, according to a new study.The research from The University of Texas ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles of titanium dioxide found to affect brain development in mice


July 29th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): An animal study has shown that maternal exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) can adversely affect genes related to the central nervous system in developing mice.Lead researcher ... Read more...

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Hi-tech brain chip lets monkey move robotic arm by thought


July 13th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Fitting a monkey with a hi-tech brain chip, Pittsburgh University scientists in the US have been able to teach the non-human primate to move a complex robotic arm ... Read more...

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Mothers’ exposure to plastic cans, bottles may cause fertility defect in offspring


June 11th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Mothers' exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is found in plastic household items like plastic cans and bottles, may make their offspring prone to a fertility ... Read more...

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Spinal cord stimulator shows promise to treat Parkinsons disease


March 20th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): A novel device implanted inside the spinal cord might offer an effective treatment against Parkinsons disease, according to a study.Researchers at Duke University Medical Centre have developed ... Read more...

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Scientists identify obesity gene


February 25th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) A group of researchers led by a scientist of Indian origin have determined that a specific gene plays a role in the weight-gain response to a high-fat diet. ... Read more...

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Insulin chewing gum can help tackle diabetes epidemic


January 15th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
London, January 15 (ANI): Chewing gums can prove very helpful in delivering insulin in the blood stream of the diabetics, say researchers. Robert Doyle, a chemist at Syracuse University in New ... Read more...

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Anticonvulsant found to block drug-seeking behaviour


November 24th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Experiments on animals conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy''s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown that an anticonvulsant called vigabatrin (GVG) can block drug-seeking ... Read more...

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