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Protein key to storing long-term memories


January 29th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Some billions of synapses connect our nerve cells and keep our memories intact and alive for decades with the help of self-copying clusters or oligomers of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New blood test to diagnose heart attacks


September 21st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A possible new blood test based on the presence of a protein released after a heart attack, could help diagnose an attack, new research suggests.Loyola ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Weight training may help arthritis patients


August 5th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 05 (ANI): A new research has found that regular weight-training regime may help treat rheumatoid arthritis.The study, which included 28 patients, found that those who pumped iron saw improvements ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One in 25 Indians carries gene that triggers heart failure


June 10th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) One in 25 people from India and other South Asian countries carries a mutated gene that causes heart failure, according to a new study. Studying this gene, and the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

1 in 25 people from India carries a gene mutation that causes heart failure


June 9th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): In India and other south Asian countries, one in 25 people carries a gene mutation that causes heart failure, a new research has found.Loyola University Health System researcher ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New discovery sheds light on mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s


February 10th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a molecular link between Parkinson's disease and defects in the ability of nerve cells to communicate.The study, from The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How smallpox kills


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have explained how variola, monkeypox, and related viruses disable immune systems to yield devastating consequences.Working in a high containment laboratory at the Centers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential new heart attack biomarker identified


December 11th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Researchers in the UK have identified a potential new diagnostic biomarker for heart attacks.Presently, one of the gold-standards for diagnosis of heart attacks, or acute myocardial infarctions, is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find protein to boost power of probiotics


November 25th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a protein that may help digestion. "Probiotics need to interact with cells lining the gut (in the gastro-intestinal tract) to have a beneficial effect and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Molecular trigger that helps prevent aging and disease found


November 19th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a molecular trigger that may explain how dietary restriction and high-caloric diet produce protective effects against aging and disease.Lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke linked to liver disease


September 11th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): People can develop liver disease even when they are exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke, according to a study.Scientists at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1 litre of milk can generate 1 kg of CO2


May 29th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that each litre of milk produced in New Zealand can generate nearly 1kg of greenhouse gases - about 85 percent of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene in breast cancer pathway identified


May 13th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): In a new study, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have unravelled a mechanism responsible for turning on and off a gene crucial to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meningitis bacteria mimic human cells to trick immune system


February 20th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Reserchers have stumbled upon the deviousness of bacteria that causes meningitis in mimicking human cells to evade the body's immune system. The study could open the way to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meningitis bacteria dress up as human cells to evade body’’s defences


February 19th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London have shown the way meningitis bacteria masquerade as human cells to evade our body''s defences.The Nature study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Zinc supplements during pregnancy may cut alcohol-related birth defects


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 3 (ANI): While animal studies have shown that exposure to binge drinking while in the womb increases the risk of numerous problems for the foetus, including early postnatal death, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists crack defective gene responsible for cardiac arrest


January 19th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) In a major breakthrough of medical science, a team of scientists led by Indians has identified a defective gene responsible for the sudden cardiac arrest and deaths among ... Read more...

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Protein expression predicts breast cancer survival in an unexpected way


December 14th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new research led by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has revealed that the expression of the microtubule-binding protein Tau is not a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maternal consumption of canola oil cuts breast cancer risk in offsprings


November 19th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Heres some advice for mums to be consuming canola oil during pregnancy may help reduce their offsprings risk of developing breast cancer.Mothers with diets high in omega ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Female flowers communicate whether to accept or reject male pollen grains


October 24th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): In a new study, University of Missouri researchers have found that flowers use specific pollen proteins to ''communicate'' whether they would accept or reject the pollen grains, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Female plants accept or reject suitor with help of molecules


October 24th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Plants rely on molecules to accept or reject sex partners like pollen grains and avoid inbreeding. "Unlike an animal's visual cues about mate selection, a plant's mate recognition ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gene variant that ups triglyceride levels in Asian-Americans identified


July 18th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 18 (ANI): A new study has found that a genetic variant for apolipoprotein A-V, specifically found in individuals of Asian descent, leads to a four-fold increase in the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Photosynthetic dimmer switch identified in green plants


May 9th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered a photosynthetic dimmer switch in light harvesting proteins in green plants, which could hold important implications for the future design of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian researchers identify new drug targets for TB


May 7th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Indian researchers from University of Hyderabad have identified an iron transport mechanism of TB causing bacteria, which can be a potential target for developing drugs for treating ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers discover gene behind cleft lip and palate


April 24th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 24 (ANI): Scientists at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered a gene, called TFAP2A (Activating Enhancer-Binding Protein), that causes distinctive clefting disorder Branchio-Oculo-Facial syndrome (BOFS), characterized ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian origin researcher sheds light on brain DNA remodelling in alcoholism


April 3rd, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 3 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher in the US has for the first time shown that minor chemical modifications in the brain during alcohol addiction may cause the DNA to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Study sheds more light on poxviruses ability to evade immune system


February 1st, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 1 (ANI): Scientists have charted the structure and actions of a powerful substance that enables poxviruses to evade the immune system.Experts from Saint Louis University and the University of Alabama ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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