biological function

Heparin plays key role in allergic, inflammatory reactions


February 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists have found that heparin plays a key role in allergic and inflammatory reactions driven by mast cells.The study, conducted by scientists from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden in ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that causes rare form of deafness identified


July 13th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): U-M Medical School scientists have identified a gene mutation that causes a rare form of hearing loss known as auditory neuropathy.U-M's Marci Lesperance and Margit Burmeister led a ... Read more...

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Potential new target for Alzheimer’s treatment identified


June 11th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how mutations in the presenilin 1 gene cause early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD).The finding opens the door to developing novel treatments for this form of ... Read more...

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New wonder pill ‘could reduce weight by 25pct in a week’


July 14th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have created an anti-obesity pill that could dramatically reduce weight in a week.Tests on mice have shown that the drug could decrease body weight ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind carbohydrate synthesis may pave way for new TB drugs


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): The mechanism behind how carbohydrates are synthesised from small sugar units has shed new light on a promising way to target new medicines against tuberculosis, revealed a new ... Read more...

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‘Junk’ DNA helps in quick adaptation to environmental changes


May 29th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) The unknown side of the DNA, dismissed as "junk", activates our genomic evolution, tuning gene activity and helping organisms adapt to environmental changes quickly, a new study has ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock key to better preservatives


February 27th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on a basic property of preservatives that might extend the shelf life of vaccines, food and library books - and save money while doing it. Besides ... Read more...

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New mammalian genes that play roles in health, disease identified


February 2nd, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
London, February 2 (ANI): Scientists at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have announced the discovery of a vast new class of previously unrecognised ... Read more...

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Chemical process that can restore stem cells therapeutic potential unveiled


November 1st, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 1 (ANI): American scientists have found that a molecule called SleX can help restore an important biological function of stem cells, in case they have lost such surface proteins ... Read more...

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Scientists make breakthrough in plant medicine production


June 28th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 28 (ANI): Scientists from Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands have made a breakthrough in plant medicine production, by unravelling and manipulating the glycosylation of proteins ... Read more...

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Americans may be of East Asian descent


November 27th, 2007 - 3:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 27 (ANI): Anthropologists and archaeologists have always mooted whether a relatively small number of people from Siberia who trekked across a Bering Strait land bridge about 12,000 years ago gave ... Read more...

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Obesity gene may alter DNA in the brain region that controls food intake


November 14th, 2007 - 10:21 am ICT by admin
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Feeling sleepy may lie in your genes


November 14th, 2007 - 2:27 am ICT by admin
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