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Nine genes found to affect bone density


August 8th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Scientists have identified nine genes that seem to weaken or strength bone, which could pave the way to more effective treatment for osteoporosis, affecting millions worldwide.Out ... Read more...

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‘Allergies linked to lower risk of brain tumours’


August 6th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Allergies may be linked to lower risk of brain tumours known as gliomas, especially among women, suggests a new US research.It also bolsters scientists' belief that ... Read more...

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Scientists closer to developing anti-malaria shot


August 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Australian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the quest for a vaccine against malaria, which snuffs out a million lives every year, particularly of children.The ... Read more...

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Women cat lovers may end up killing themselves


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Women cat owners are likely to develop mental health problems and commit suicide since they could be infected with a common parasite which can be caught ... Read more...

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A jab now to help quit smoking


June 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) A "genetic vaccine" will halt nicotine cravings and could even be used to stop children starting the habit, say experts.Just one jab could provide life-long protection ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D worsens lupus: Study


May 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Lupus patients may develop more severe symptoms if their vitamin D levels are low, says an Australian study.Known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus is an ... Read more...

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Kelly Preston loves nursing


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Actress Kelly Preston says she will miss breastfeeding her son when he grows up.The 49-year-old raises 16-month-old Benjamin with husband John Travolta."When I stop, it's ... Read more...

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Scientists locate malaria parasites’ Achilles heal


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein common to malaria parasites, opening the way to more effective vaccines or drugs against the life-threatening infections caused by the ... Read more...

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Kendra Wilkinson promotes sex


April 12th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 12 (IANS) Former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson says that people should have as much sex as possible because it makes them beautiful."Sure sex is fun, but did ... Read more...

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Vaccines to boost immunity where it counts


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have created synthetic nanoparticles that greatly bolster vaccine responses by targeting lymph nodes, where most immune reaction occurs.Currently, all other adjuvants (compounds added to boost ... Read more...

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New antibodies to combat Alzheimer’s


December 12th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Researchers have hit upon a surprisingly new method to make antibodies to neutralize harmful protein particles behind Alzheimer's disease.Antibodies are large proteins produced by the immune ... Read more...

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Cuban cancer vaccine to be tested in Britain


November 28th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) A therapeutic vaccine for advanced lung cancer, which was created by scientists at Cuba's Centre for Molecular Immunology, will be tested in Britain.The medication, which was ... Read more...

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Cross blood group transplants conducted in India


November 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) An organ transplant is not an easy job with the task of finding a compatible donor often proving arduous. A new device, however, removes the ... Read more...

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80 percent of Jakarta adults had Hepatitis A


November 11th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 11 (IANS/AKI) About 80 percent of Jakarta's adult residents were once infected with Hepatitis A, an expert says."We did research on Jakarta's adult residents and about 80 percent ... Read more...

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‘Some two lakh babies die of infection per year’


October 5th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) As many as 190,000 babies die in the first four weeks of birth every year in India due to a bacterial infection acquired in the ... Read more...

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HIV vaccine being tested in Spain


September 29th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 29 (IANS/EFE) A team of Spanish researchers has developed a prototype of a vaccine against the AIDS-causing HIV virus that is "much more powerful" than those made to ... Read more...

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Cuba launches world’s first lung cancer retardant


September 7th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) Cuba has launched the world's first therapeutic drug against lung cancer.The drug CimaVax-EGF comes following a 25-year research into tobacco smoking related diseases by ... Read more...

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China cows produce milk like human breast milk


June 16th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Chinese scientists claim to have produced genetically modified cows whose milk could be a substitute for human breast milk.Researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology ... Read more...

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Swine flu spread much wider than suspected


June 9th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) The swine flu outbreak during the winter of 2009-2010 was much more widespread than previously realised, a study says.Blood samples taken from Scottish adults in March ... Read more...

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Major advance in fight against autoimmune diseases and allergies


April 24th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): In a major advance in the treatment of autoimmune diseases and allergies, scientists at the RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI) have identified the mechanism governing ... Read more...

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Coming soon, sugar-based jab against stomach bug


April 19th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 19 (IANS) Researchers are developing a sugar-based shot against a deadly bug that triggers serious gastric disorders, including stomach cancer, and is so widespread that about half of ... Read more...

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China to create alternative to human breast milk


April 15th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China will soon create dairy products from milk produced by genetically modified cattle and containing most of the nutrients as in human breast milk.The ministry of ... Read more...

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New ‘Nanobody’ agents help identify patients who will benefit from breast cancer drugs


April 12th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A study has suggested that new "Nanobody" agents can help physicians identify patients most likely to benefit from breast cancer drug therapies.If the compound, called "Nanobody", proves effective ... Read more...

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Targeted photodynamic therapy offers hope for skin cancer patients


April 12th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): The latest research by UK and Swiss scientists has concluded that targeted photodynamic therapy could completely eradicate some models of cancer.The team linked light-sensitive molecules with antibodies that ... Read more...

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Just four out of ten patients know they have genital herpes


April 12th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A study has found that just four out of ten patients with genital herpes actually knew that they had the disorder.The study, from the University of Gothenburg, ... Read more...

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Genetic clues to major cause of kidney disease worldwide found


April 6th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 06 (ANI): Scientists have discovered five regions in the human genome that increase susceptibility to immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy, a major cause of kidney failure worldwide - systematically identifying those ... Read more...

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‘Universal blood’ could replace blood grouping


March 10th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have taken an 'important step' toward the development of a universal blood product that would eliminate the need to 'type' blood to match donor and recipient before ... Read more...

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Now, blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur


February 12th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new technology to diagnose Alzheimer's disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear.The new method uses synthetic molecules to seek out and identify disease-specific ... Read more...

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Oral vaccines are ‘alternative to jab’


February 11th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has found that oral vaccines could be used to immunise individuals against a wide range of diseases.The research found that salivary glands are able to ... Read more...

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Microsponges from seaweed may help diagnose diseases quickly


February 10th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has found that microsponges derived from seaweed may help diagnose heart disease, cancers, HIV and other diseases quickly and at far lower cost than current ... Read more...

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Why HIV-uninfected babies of mums with HIV are more prone to infections


February 9th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that babies whose mothers have HIV, but are not HIV-infected themselves, are born with lower levels of specific proteins in their blood called antibodies, which ... Read more...

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Quick blood test for Alzheimer’s detection in offing


January 7th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Scientists are developing a quick and simple blood test for early detection of Alzheimer's disease.The test could open the way to developing drugs, which could halt the disease ... Read more...

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Edible vaccine for malaria on way


December 31st, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, Dec 31 (IANS) A spoonful of genetically modified starch could be a new malaria vaccine if a new strategy that seems to work in mice also performs well ... Read more...

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Vaccine for deadly meningitis strain in offing


December 26th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) A vaccine against the deadly meningitis B - the strain against which there is currently no defence - may be available next year.Experts predict it will dramatically cut ... Read more...

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Vaccine to tackle meningitis ‘just a year away’


December 24th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Experts have tested a new vaccine for meningitis B, the strain against which there is currently no defense.According to them, it will dramatically reduce the risk of children ... Read more...

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