biological effect

Social ranking can influence genetic functions


April 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) A female monkey's higher ranking within her group can alter the functioning of nearly 1,000 genes within mere weeks, also boosting their immune system, says a ... Read more...

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Soy-based supplement reduces menopausal hot flashes


October 7th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): According to a new study, a new women's health, whole soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing Natural S-equol reduced the frequency of moderate to severe hot flashes and reduced ... Read more...

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Vitamin C intake improves mood of acutely hospitalised patients


September 24th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that treatment with vitamin C rapidly improves the emotional state of acutely hospitalised patients.Researchers at the Montreal's Jewish General Hospital (JGH) carried out ... Read more...

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Researchers discover mechanism that limits scar formation


June 12th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that an unexpected cellular response plays an important role in breaking down and inhibiting the formation of excess scar tissue in wound healing. When an ... Read more...

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Mechanism limiting scar formation discovered


June 11th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): American researchers have found that a cellular mechanism plays a key role in breaking down and inhibiting excess scar tissue formation in wound healing.The study, conducted by researchers ... Read more...

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Are mixed-race people perceived as more attractive?


April 16th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) People of mixed races are perceived as more attractive compared to others, says a new study. Michael Lewis of Cardiff University's School of Psychology collected a random sample ... Read more...

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Mixed race people more successful, hotter


April 15th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Individuals of mixed race are perceived as more attractive than non-mixed race counterparts, according to a new study.To reach the conclusion, Dr Michael Lewis of Cardiff University's ... Read more...

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Extreme and moderate heat may help cure tumours


March 11th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): According to a new research treating tumors with extreme heat or moderate heat, aided by ultrasound guidance, may provide a possible therapeutic option.Osama M. Al-Bataineh, an assistant professor ... Read more...

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Soy isoflavone tabs don’t reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women


February 10th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Soy isoflavone tablets have been found ineffective in reducing bone loss in postmenopausal women, according to researchers.A previous six-month study by Iowa State University researchers had indicated that ... Read more...

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It’s official: Cell phones affect your brain


November 14th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Swedish researchers have found that cell phone use triggers a specific biological effect in the brain.However, the researchers at Sweden's Orebro University, who conducted the study, cannot decide ... Read more...

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Cure for multiple sclerosis now possible


August 13th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Canadian researchers have successfully reversed multiple sclerosis in rodents, spelling hope for humans. Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disease in which the body's own immune response attacks the central ... Read more...

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Boffins successfully reverse multiple sclerosis in mice


August 12th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have successfully reversed multiple sclerosis in mice with the help of a new experimental treatment.According to researchers at the Jewish General Hospital Lady ... Read more...

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Single letter in human genome linked with elevated cholesterol levels identified


January 5th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): A group of researchers claims to have identified a single letter in the human genome that points to the risk for high cholesterol. Led by Rockefeller University ... Read more...

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Cut your calories to look younger, live longer: Study


July 4th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Cut those calories out - and look younger and live longer. That's what the latest research says. While not much is known about how curbing calories affects aging, ... Read more...

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The fountain of youth may lie in a low-calorie diet


July 3rd, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Want to know the mantra for slowing down the aging process and living longer? Well, then here it is: cut back on those calories, thats what a ... Read more...

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Delaying childbirth linked to increasing caesarean section rates


July 1st, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new study has warned that delaying childbirth might be linked to increasing rates of caesarean section.Previous epidemiological studies have reported a trend of increased rates ... Read more...

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Antipsychotic drugs may not be triggering apt response in brain cells


January 1st, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): Researchers at the Ohio State University Medical Centre have revealed that some of the antipsychotic drugs that treat depression, schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions by targeting a particular ... Read more...

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